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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This is the only way I learn. 7 years ago


I didn’t have much adult guidance through my teen years so I made many bad choices. I learned from those choices and I think through my experiences it has enabled me to recognize certain behaviors in my own teenager. All in all this has made me a better person. 8 years ago

razz51I've done this

probably too many times! If the school of hard knocks gave degrees, I’d have the Ph.D. in dopey but much smarter now! 8 years ago

SAS007Won't do that again

Having sex with an ex got my fingers burnt won’t be doing that again. 8 years ago

MissPochemuchkaThe lesson was definitely worth it!

I will never ever forget but I do wish I didn’t have to learn it in such a hard way! 8 years ago

Listen closely...Definitly not worth it

I went back to my abusive husband when I found out I was pregnant. He said he had changed. for about 2 months he was perfect. then one night he went off BIG time and beat me senseless and killed the baby. And ended my chances of ever having another child. So that is a lesson I learned that I would much have much rather skipped. 8 years ago

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