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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RIgHT on!!! to everyone who wishes to succeed through this one!! I know we are all on the right track and it will al be worth it in the end! 6 years ago


is at the heart of my soul. I used to say that I was passionate about so many things that I didn’t know where to start but my mom kept saying that my passion was bad, that is was anger.

So I keep trying to hold in passion because I was taught it was bad to have.

I’ve realized that my mom has been such an incredible inspiration to me in my life, yet she also really wanted me to be very very traditional and when I tried to talk to her about leading a different sort of life, she pushed hard for me to stay on the narrow path that she saw for me.

Maybe it’s from her own sense of wanting to be a “tradional” mom and failing, or maybe it’s her wanting me to always stay close by, I don’t know.

I forgive her. But it’s still hard for me to not want to please her. 7 years ago

JessicaSBig step.

I think it’s a shame that so often we are brought up to think that there are only a select few professions that are respectable or worthy of pursuing. I am just now learning to block out the noise of other people’s expectations and finally listen to myself. Pursuing your interests is not a risk; the risky endeavor is believing that you have to abandon your passions in order to fulfill a specific financial definition of success, or meet someone else’s criteria of who you are and what you should be.

No matter how many people have told me that I am making a mistake, I am leaving the corporate world and I’m doing it on my terms. I am going to get my Master’s in Clinical Psychology and perhaps pursue some work in Public Health. I’m ok with uncertainty. All I need to know that is that I’m moving that much closer towards something that resonates with me. 8 years ago

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