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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BananaChapSo do I

But, believe me, you don’t want to hear about some of the things I want to do…
(Like, for example, if you suffer from vertigo, you probably wouldn’t want to hear that I want to climb to the top of a tall building. And jump off. Without a parachute. Why, what you thinking of..?) 9 years ago


Motivation and ambition are cool. Sometimes, when you keep doing something over and over…. it gets boring no matter how fun it is. And sometimes it can be hard to find something new. I might be a picky person but I find a lot of things to be boring. 9 years ago

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