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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tim1972 5 months ago

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katgrid 8 months ago


well, so this goal is something that I’ll probably be working on my whole life. I’m NOT a positive person. The best I can do is accept my reality.
Through yoga and meditation I’ve learned to be more calm and in peace with life. I realized I can’t fight some things and sometimes I can’t help I feel the way I feel. I think that’s a big accomplishment already.
I think my goal now is not to be angry and disappointed with myself. Because I’m getting bitter and I don’t want to. I don’t want to wait for something to happen so my “better life” can start. And that’s the way I feel. I’m constantly waiting and I don’t even know what for. I have this feeling that I’ll be more happy in the future, that things will be better in the future, that the future will be so intense and fun.
When I fall in love, when I loose weight, when I get a job … the list of “conditions” can be endless and I know it doesn’t make sense. 12 months ago

Ellaida Grace Baylon 13 months ago

KezzaLJ 14 months ago

LifeOfPia 16 months ago

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Life is great right now, so great :)
LOVE feeling so positive, may it continue forever<3 18 months ago

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over a month ago now, i posted this:-
“Recently, I feel so positive!
I have so many blessings in my life and I am so grateful for them and really just trying to enjoy them. Recently I just have no reason to be anything but positive and happy :) Wish this feeling would last forever! ♥”
I’m so happy that i can say that this feeling has continued every day till now :) Thanks be to God<3 18 months ago

Kato_my heart

so, again something has happend and it changed my point of view completly.
I always say life makes no sence, but at the same time I’m the most obsessed person I know. I worry, overthink, drive myself crazy because of stuff that shouldn’t matter with my point of view for life.
Somebody told me lately I’m making to much decisions with my mind instead of my heart. I don’t really know this person so maybe it’s something he always says – but anyways, that’s so very true when it comes to me. And why do I give my mind, my reason the voice so often, when there’s nothing resonable in this world ?
I just don’t want to be insecure, self-conscious, apprehensive all the time. Maybe it doesn’t seem to have anything with “thinking positively” – but it does. I need to let go of THINKING all the time in the name of being happy. 18 months ago

bubblepopsicle 19 months ago

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A positive mindset is really such an incredibly powerful tool :) 19 months ago

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Recently, I feel so positive!
I have so many blessings in my life and I am so grateful for them and really just trying to enjoy them. Recently I just have no reason to be anything but positive and happy :) Wish this feeling would last forever! ♥

And yet, I also feel i’m at a crossroad in my life, I have some thinking to do, some decisions to make… 19 months ago

erinjaynesmiles 20 months ago

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Postivity really is a mindset, a mindset that you can definitely train yourself to have. The happiest and most positive of people arent those who have the best of everything, they just learn to be happy and positive with what they do have. #think positive! 21 months ago

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I’m feeling pretty negative at the moment. I feel like there is so much in my life that i want to change and so much i want to do and that im just not fulfilling my full potential in this life. I also know that the only thing that is really holding me back is myself. My negativity, my lack of confidence, feeling scared what others will think of me, my social anxiety and so on…
And i think, what if i were to just start thinking postively? what if i were to just start fulfilling my full potential? what if i were to just start changing the things that i want to change? Who said i cant? what’s stopping me? No one and nothing! Only myself. 21 months ago

trumbley22 21 months ago

Clovenne 21 months ago


It really tells a lot, what I wrote last time, that it’s really dependent on people how I feel.
Nobody has time these days. Including me. But I can really do a lot in the name of friendship. I need this. I need to see my friends, people who I love, I need to be surrounded by them, feel their interest, I need to know they miss me. Maybe it shows how desperate I am. I don’t know. I’m single. Without my friends I don’t exist.

I realized I focus too much on how my relationships with certain people used to be. When things change, I can’t accept it. I wish I could so it’d be possible to build on what we have now …
It’s so painful when somebody doesn’t have time for me. Because when I’m lonley, I don’t see the point of living. 21 months ago

ChaosMorning 22 months ago

LaciaLacquer 22 months ago

Lucija Jelic 2 years ago


know that you’re the best. that other people are their to fund your lifestyle and boost your ego. think you are the best and pretend you’re not a lying thieving loser who signs on and works and steals money from friends, ex wife and kids. needs must. be positive and you’ll make it big….or at least pretend that you have. 22 months ago

davesmithflow 22 months ago

Kato_I'm so happy now

Now I’m in a phase when things are in my life are like a sine wave. I feel very loved right now, surrounded by wonderful people. I take yoga, it’s becoming a new hobby and a way to explore myself. I look at the mirror and think – this girl is cool.
At the same time I feel exhausted with my “work life”, I’m lacking inspiration and self confidence to develop myself profesionally.

So I can be high as the sky one day and very very VERY low the next. I think it’s really dependent on people, they make my life better. I wish I wasn’t feeling so lonley so often. 23 months ago

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