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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January Bootcamp 2012: Fresh Starts and New Aspirations

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sue820 2 years ago


sue820I believe I can retire this goal now.

Looking through the entries, I believe I’ve accomplished my goals for 2012 except for quitting smoking, finding a new job, and paying off all debt except the mortgage. Granted, these are some major failed goals, but I accomplished so many. 19 months ago


sue820Still making progress overall.

I finished the goal of attending an average of one live event a month, and I wrote a love letter to one of my best friends. I’m making a lot more effort to stay in contact with family and friends. The one area I really hadn’t made much progress in at all was my own health. I, generally, am very healthy, rarely get ill, and am not on any prescriptions. Nonetheless, there are some important steps I need to take if I want to stay this way. I have had more routine checkups this year than I have in the last 3 years combined, including visits to the dermatologist and opthamologist. I, also, am in the process of losing weight, keeping a food journal, and eating more healthfully. Still need to write 3 more love letters, stop smoking(this will have to wait a bit), and pay off all debt except the mortgage. And, I still need to find a new job. 23 months ago


sue820Some progress halfway through the year.

I have had a lot more contact with my family and friends. I should complete the goal of attending a live venue an average of once a month by the end of next month, and this is wonderful time spent with my husband. I’ve, also, written love letters to my father, husband, children, and one brother. I still have my mother, younger brother, and two best friends to go. I did a lot of purging and decluttering at the beginning of the year, which has made my life much easier throughout the rest of the year. I did get my cholesterol checked but, otherwise, have not made any progress on staying healthy or finding a new job. 2 years ago


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TeahupooLife Shaping Goals

1. Nurture Female Friendships
2. Develop adult friendships with my parents
3. Develop a great career
4. Gain financial stability 2 years ago


mrsrad 2 years ago


sue820I'm leaving this on for the time being.

It was a good guide to what goals to set for the coming year, but I haven’t actually completed any of the goals except going to the doctor, so this will be a good review as I go through the year. 2 years ago


Tarrador 2 years ago


TarradorFebruary 4

I ended the week on a fairly strong note, with an equal balance of healing and hard work. I’ve made some fresh starts and strained for new aspirations, some of which have cost me. It hasn’t been a perfect month, but there have been some hurtles cleared and foundations laid. Also the horizon has revealed some interesting opportunities coming up.

There was also some sadness and distress and the grief will be slow healing. It would have been nice to skip into the new month all shiny and happy but life and people have a way of intervening and making that not possible. Our mission is not to stand in shit, but step forward, scrape our feet, and move on. So in a final push, I am aspiring to keep moving.

Tonight I feel a little ill, like I might be coming down with something. I really need to push my way around this and stay on my routine. My shoulder is better, but still hurts when I move it around or lay on it to sleep, or twist it into any position. I’ve been careful in my workouts not to aggravate it or work it. Right now even rubbing it and doing moderate stretches causes pain. I’m going to try and get to a chiropractor this coming week.

Other notes:
  • I watched a very interesting and enjoyable documentary a couple of days ago called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” about an Australian business man who loses weight, suppresses his chronic illness, and regains his vitality by going on a 60-day juice fast. The film is light on details and very sparing in juice fast education, but his interviews with average Americans whom he meets on his journey are both shocking and infuriating. Still, the film has a great energy to it and when it shifts gears and follows the trials of a 429 pound OTR trucker driver who undertakes the juice fast and drops 202 pounds in 10 months it becomes truly inspiring.
  • 450 yards of swimming in the pool every other day. I’m also getting a bit faster, although at some point I’m going to have to work on my form. I think my long term goal is 15 laps (750 yards), which is about the average distance of a sprint triathlon.
  • I’m considering a split schedule for the upcoming month that has 3 weeks of hard weights and circuit workout, treadmill running and swimming, followed by 1 week of yoga, pilates, deep stretching and plyometric exercises. All while favoring my girly-girl shoulder, of course.
  • Tonight’s “dinner” was disgusting and nearly made me ill. I won’t record it here. I’m starting my own week-long juice fast tomorrow so at least the damage will be minimized. 2 years ago

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Lisa 2 years ago


Lisaso long January, it's been great...

In conclusion, January was a great start to my year. I lost 5 pounds and that was my intended goal. I will continue through the year to achieve my weight loss goals and hope to lose weight at a 5 lb per month rate :) good luck everyone! 2 years ago


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loveinthecure 2 years ago


TeahupooCheck-in: priorities for Feb

  1. workout plan: climbing, yoga, gym workouts, skiing
  2. be disciplined about my neck & jaw exercises
  3. attend physio & massage regularly
  4. buy groceries and try new recipes
  5. organize, declutter & decorate apartment
  6. carve out time for reading & studying yoga 2 years ago

Dandere 2 years ago


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lob 2 years ago


lobI made my goal

of walking 4 days per week and trying cleaning eating for 21 days. I felt so much healthier without the bread, processed food, and added sugar. Though this brought me an added awareness of how I can eat healthier in after the 21 day challenge. 2 years ago


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