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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hayliii 9 months ago

littleflutterbye 11 months ago

xLeighx 15 months ago

blue light 6 years ago

blue light fear can be a great teacher

it has saved me much trouble.
so the lesson learnt – when it comes,
listen and find out the cause, instead of
following all advice that we should be brave
at all cost. 16 months ago

aaparis 22 months ago


I am energetically vibrating and fully alive and living! Courage is not the absence of fear, but it is the ability to act even when you are afraid. The only way to overcome your fear is to face them. Desensitize yourself systematically. Take little steps and prove that fear itself is worse than the result that comes from faceing them. It is quite the opposite. There is so much freedom gained when you let go of fear! I am no longer a paralyzed prisoner of my fears. I am free! 23 months ago

kayla_joy_ann 2 years ago

kayla_joy_annOne more to go...

The fear of failing at surviving on my own. I have never been completely independent. Even when I was in the military they still took care of me. I want to be confident and take care of myself. I don’t want to depend on anyone but myself. I need employment. I need money. I need a job! I so hope I get a callback or interview soon. I know my resume is less than impressive but my work performance is not! I just need someone to give me a chance to prove my worth. 2 years ago

Rockett89 2 years ago


I have so many phobias that really do stand in my way. Though some are more intense than others, they all keep me from living the fulfilling life that I know I could. I won’t get into all of them right now, but my goal is to overcome each one, one at a time and finally live with a little less unnecessary stress. 2 years ago

Shaherezad 2 years ago

Red1332I'd call this one done.

I actually made it a goal to push my personal envelope. Any time I came up against something that made me hesitate, as long as it was not life-threatening for myself or someone else, I forced myself to do it. As a result I am light years happier and far more willing to give things out in the world a try, even if I’m not sure what the outcome is going to be. 2 years ago

Red1332 4 years ago

kguettich 2 years ago

Valentina86 2 years ago


After about a month of hemming and hawing, I finally sat down, pulled out my Hello Kitty sewing machine, and put together a skirt. Total time from cutting pieces to wearing finished object? Probably 3-4 hours. Not bad at all, especially since the fabric was maybe $20 total. I now have a totally unique skirt for half of what I’ve paid for most of the skirts I already own. AND I know how it was constructed, so I can go back and adjust it later on as I lose weight or decide I don’t want to wear a rectangle on my hips anymore. :)

I’ll be far less scared about tackling the next project for certain, now that I know the sewing machine doesn’t bite and has manageable quirks. I’m actually really excited to do this! 2 years ago

Mr_Accountant 2 years ago

Anita2012 2 years ago


Your words cut to the bone. I try to ignore try to diffuse but you continue to insult, threaten, and scream at me. No one deserves you. I do not make you act the way you do… you were you long before we ever met. You claim you treat me better than you treated your previous wives and feel this should make me feel better about the way I am treated???
I am not fat, I am not evil, I am not worthless and lazy, I am not cheating on you or looking for another relationship. I doubt I ever trust enough again to have another relationship after you
I am worthy of love and respect, I deserve to be treated with. kindness, I should be able to speak to whoever I wish, I deserve to receive gifts on special days (birthday, Valentine’s, Christmas… or even just because.) I am special, kind, and a good person. I treat others how I wish to be treated. I take care of the children and all the chores. I am not what you say I am. There is a good reason why you have been divorced twice already. I will find a way our. I won’t be trapped here forever. 2 years ago

kayla_joy_annstep one

The first step to overcoming my fears is to know what they are. I must make a list of all and work towards overcoming them.

•fear of uncontrollable little ones in public
°I have been taking my girls out more often on my own. They are two and one. Violet ,my two year old, is a bit of a monster sometimes. :) The only way to get over my fear is to keep taking them out in public and prove to myself I can keep them safe and well behaved.

•fear of rejection
°I always feel like others dislike me and it keeps me from speaking much to people. I would really like to find a like minded friend nearby. In order to do this I must be able to speak to people in social settings and ignore the thoughts of negativity.

•fear of K
°No one can control you without your consent. 2 years ago

refreezer 6 years ago

Allegra A. 2 years ago

eclectic passionA few of these fears I've conquered...

Such as fear of the opposite sex, fear of committment and I’m less freaked out by slugs than I used to be. I haven’t conquered ALL my fears but I’ve conquered enough to reach a place I’m happy with currently. The others, WATCH THIS SPACE =) 2 years ago

eclectic passion 7 years ago

5leepyhead 3 years ago

sjj2005 7 years ago

Jessica Miller 3 years ago

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