Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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BananatuneWell...

Since I’m spending the day tomorrow traveling to college, and I probably won’t have internet access for a little bit, I’m doing this a little bit early.

I didn’t actually achieve this goal, but I think it helped me realize some things.

On the days where I didn’t do anything, I felt horrible. Realizing my attitude, the next day I would get EVERYTHING done to make up for it. The day after that, I was like “ehhh, didn’t I just do stuff YESTERDAY? I’m gonna take a break.” BAD. MISTAKE. Don’t do it. It’s tempting.

If you have something to do, just freakin’ do it.

...man I hate packing. 3 years ago


BananatuneAuuugh

Man I’m failing at this. Either I get absolutely nothing done one day or I get EVERYTHING done another day. It’s like, “Hey, didn’t I just do something yesterday? I deserve a break.”
However, I pretty much HAVE to get everything done today and tomorrow… I’m moving Saturday. D: 3 years ago


BananatuneWhat this means to me.

To me, accomplishing something means anything that makes me feel better afterwords, or completing something that had to be done. For example, exercising or washing the dishes. Both make me feel accomplished.

It’s the small things that make me feel better.
I’m leaving to go to college in a little over a week, so I have set my goal to accomplish at least one thing every day until then.

Today I exercised, and I’m planning on cleaning the dishes.
I hate cleaning the dishes, but that means I get to cook tonight—yay! 3 years ago


BananatuneAhhh

Oh god I’ve finished so many things today that I’ve been procrastinating doing for WEEKS. Yay. 3 years ago


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