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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kibbutzingaroundDespair has really been keeping me down.

I feel a little better this morning, though – I think my prayers over the last few days are being answered with a “yes.”

So, the first thing I’m going to do is edit my to-do list, followed by all that basic physical make-myself-presentable stuff. Let’s see if I can just do that before I let anything else distract me. 3 years ago


kibbutzingaroundOddly I tend to get obsessive about therapy assignments.

I actually know exactly why this happens; I’ve never been satisfied with my life and tend to feel that I don’t have a moment to spare; I need to do whatever I can to change my life now.

So I’m about to dive in and do a certain part of a therapy assignment and leave the rest undone for right now.

Wish me luck. 4 years ago


kibbutzingaroundHistorically, I have two modes.

In one totally unsustainable mode, you could not stop me unless you physically restrained me, probably with some sort of equipment borrowed from the local corrections department.

In the other completely fruitless mode, you could not motivate me to get anything done with a million dollars, and moreover I would assume you were lying to me and resent you for it if you tried.

I need to develop a third mode. 4 years ago


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