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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LisaSimmons 11 months ago

Sophiewhat happens

When we get close to our Lord Jesus in prayer, we become aware of our own inadequacies and His totally ability to take care of us. I have been reading in Jeremiah and studying the truths about God in this book. We cannot be effective for God’s kingdom in our own strength. We need His power, His guidance, a total dependance on Him. There comes a loathing of ourselves as we draw close to Him. Not a loathing that desires suicide, but a loathing that puts a stronger resolve to be purified by the Presence of God himself. The closer I get to Jesus, the more I want to remain close to Him, the more I want to purify myself to be more like Him in my thoughts and actions. 12 months ago

SophieChallenged by yesterdays messages at Freedom Baptist Church

To get closer to Jesus I must be willing to allow him to purify me. I must empty myself to him and allow him to fill me. I must be grieved over the sin in my life and allow him to change me. Each action I take should have him in mind. Each thought I think, evaluated as to whether it is pleasing to him. I will never be perfect in this body, but I there is no reason why I can’t strive to be as much like Jesus as possible. 19 months ago

PaigeElizabethNI know I'm not done...

but I’m checking as done because I’ve come far from a year ago… Its not something you can just check off really, and I want to continue getting closer to Jesus, but Since I’m always going to be tryinhg to get close to Him I’m going to take it off my list to put objective goals like: read my Bible everyday and go on a mission trip fo Him. 20 months ago

PaigeElizabethN 3 years ago


This is something I will be working on daily for the rest of my life. Daily reading the Bible. Daily praying for my needs as well as others needs. Being obedient to what the Holy Spirit speaks to me through Bible reading, prayer, and messages from church. Fellowship with other Christians ignites my desire to do all of these things. 20 months ago

SophieNothing like good fellowship

I have been attending Freedom Baptist Church since July 2012. It has been a GREAT blessing in my life. The fellowship is sweet. : ) Recently I started attending a fellowship group that meets at one of the lady’s house. We meet Tuesday through Friday. We have a different emphasis each of those days. It is like we all come with the fire of God burning in us. Then when we meet the fire ignites into a blazing bonfire. I am SO VERY blessed with great fellowship. 22 months ago

SophieRe-arranging my life

I recently moved from CA to IL, December 3, 2011. I do not have a car to get to church on my own. By calling a church mid-week to arrange a ride, I am able to get to church. I am not good at remembering to make this call. I need to make this a higher priority. I have not yet found a church to settle into and call my church home. All the churches I have attended so far have their good points.

What I have been doing since I moved is to record church services, on weekends, and Precepts for Life, Monday thru Friday. If the message is substantially beneficial I listen to it more than once so the message will really sink in.

I know this helps mold me into a Christ-like individual. This helps me be more of the person God desires me to be. As christian we are to be a reflection of God to the people we come in contact with. I desire to be more are more like Jesus in every area of my life.

My prayer: I desire to trust you more Dear Lord. You are truly the love of my life. Amen 2 years ago

Violince 2 years ago

ILoveHorses13 2 years ago

PaigeElizabethNReading a devotional

Called solo. Really good. Makes you think. 2 years ago


It’s hard because you focus on the bad things that happen to you, but then lately I’ve been thinking that it doesn’t matter what happens to me, but I should focus more on Jesus and what I’m on earth for. Everything usually falls into place if I’m not being selfish and living for The Lord as a “living sacrifice” meaning, sacrificing non-tangible things like time, prejudice, energy, etc.

Just some thoughts. 3 years ago

Lorna Inman 3 years ago


Im scared but hopeful, i am tired of the life i live and i need god in my life i need god to guide me to the right direction.
lord i need you
can you bless my loved ones,
can you cover them with your blood
watch over them
protect them
guide them to the path of righteousness
and for me lord,
can you give me confidence and strength to do all you ask of me, for you know the way, for you know what’s right.

Lord i ask you to please forgive me
for the horrible sins Ive done in your presence
and in granny’s and everyone Else’s.
I am so ashamed of myself
i feel sick and horrible and i dont wanna go down
those bad roads again,and if i do,
please give me your uppermost strength to guide me to the right
path again.

Lord, you know all the positive things i desire, i wish for them
but i dont if i will get them, if i truly need it
you have a plan for me lord,

lord please give me faith
or even more than what i have lord
i dont wanna have doubts lord
i wanna always believe

i want to be happy, i want to live for you,
for you brought me on this earth
and i want to be close to you, like your best friend or daughter
i need your guidance lord, you wisdom, strength, power, your love.

Dear granny, please forgive me for all the sins you’ve seen me commit.
I most definitely feel disgusting, horrible, and sometimes i felt like you hated me,or really you were heartbroken
im so sorry, i know im better than that, i know what i can do(or at least i think i do)

never again granny im so sorry, please forgive me

please cover your blood over papa, take away the Alzheimer’s lord
please cover your blood over jianna, take away her pain
give us strength to bring her up knowing you lord please

my sisters, cover them with your blood lord, lead them on your path
lord, help them lord, help us all.

Lord i ask you to look over my father and my little brothers and sisters and the rest of the family lord, bless them. give them strength lord.

lord i ask you to give me the confidence and strength knowledge and wisdom for the youth conference lord, have me have us all do right
let us have fun enjoying and hearing your word
please let everyone come.

In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. 3 years ago

Ineedyoulord 3 years ago


Jesus is awesome! I went to church, and he gave me the exact message I needed for that day! God is so good. <3 3 years ago

PaigeElizabethNYAY Jesus helped me complete my goal of 40 situps!

I prayed to Jesus and asked him to help me complete this, and he did! I can see how he works in my life! 3 years ago

PaigeElizabethNgetting harder..

Getting closer to Jesus is getting harder for some reason. I think I’m under a spiritual attack. But I’m not gonna give up! I’m going to keep trying, reading The Bible, and keep going to Youth group. 3 years ago

NothingbutMom 3 years ago

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