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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Somebody SpecialDid it

But really didn’t feel good about it…. and they didn’t take it well. 5 months ago

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EternallyUnmotivated 5 years ago

LunaCySunshinePeople always ask

to socialize with me, but I just don’t have the time. They follow me to the parking lot after school and lean against my car, preventing me from leaving.

This is becoming too much of a habit.

Furthermore they’ll continuously bug me for a phone number or try to follow me home and it’s just plain annoying. I don’t live in student housing; I live in a rather nice apartment complex so I luckily don’t worry too much about crime (living alone and all) but I still feel like my privacy is being encroached upon and that is a real problem for me.

New rules?

No one touches my vehicle. If someone makes me feel uncomfortable in the parking lot, I’m going to leave after warning them.

I feel kind of guilty doing this but I also don’t like not feeling safe. 6 months ago

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yvonne smithHelp ASAP!

So I got accepted into this college that I really wanted to go to however my family has other plans for me.They blindsided me,went to my guidance counselor,and told her that I’m not ready to dorm by myself and that I should commute and find another school.How about no! I worked really hard to get into the school I want to go to and they said financially I’m on my own because it’s not what they agree with.My guidance counselor said maybe I should have a backup but hello I got accepted.This really upset me and I have a meeting with my family and my guidance counselor very soon.I know in my heart there is no where else I would rather go. Isn’t it my choice? My future? What happened to that? I didn’t go to school for all these years for nothing.And I have my mind made up.How do I say no without being disrespectful? 8 months ago


Last night I let myself get wicked into something again. All I had to do was stop her or say hey I don’t have any money what should I do. But did I? No, I just did was they wanted me to. Don’t get me wrong it was a good experience but nonetheless, I lost more money than I wanted to. Anyhow, I have to stop those things from happening to me. 9 months ago

JermaineOk...but I have to...too

That is my biggest thing. Learning to say that I am not saying no just to shut you down but to express that I have needs too and if you take into consideration my needs as well we are good. 9 months ago

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The problem wasn’t saying NO, but the underlying issues that stopped me from doing so.

1. The terrible thirst for self-destruction. I couldn’t say no to anything including sex & drugs & rock’n’roll, a little binge-purge/ starving-myself episode, or a mere 30 cigarettes per day. Until I started to care, a little, about myself. And then a little more…
I can now. I do now. Almost every time.

2. The unconscious fear that you’ll be loved less for needing more (or giving less). I guess most of us live with this fear to some degree, obliviously. Giving more of ourselves than we’d wish we did, concomitantly growing angry for doing so…
But no more, for me. I chose to believe it’s exactly my needs and flaws that make me different. Lovely and loveable. I chose to be real.11 months ago

waqasahmd 11 months ago

Hyacinth Girl 2 years ago

robert21leone 11 months ago

remmy123 11 months ago

rslive2k 11 months ago

myunquietmyndKindness is my downfall

I am getting better but need to learn to say NO and not give in! 11 months ago

myunquietmynd 11 months ago

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