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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Be more consistent (read all 2 entries…)
I want to but I've seen what it does!

I want to be reliable. I want to be able to commit to things. However, I don’t want to commit to the wrong thing! Like my job, if I committed to THAT? I’d be a waitress trying to act like she really gave a crap when she didn’t. Do I really care what you want to eat? Not really. But for a good tip I’ll act like it! But I don’t want to enjoy this job. If I ever did I’d end up one of the sad originals who bitch all day. It’s not an easy life and it isn’t the life I want. So what do I be consistent with? Housework? Homework? Friends and family? Life? Life is so full of crap that will come flying at you out of nowhere that it isn’t easy nor great to be consistent! I’m an impulsive being! I’ll be there for friends, family and school (so I can do what I love) but besides that why should I really be consistent? My answer is I really don’t have much desire to do this! Then there’s those people who are so consistent in life that they live life by routine and get stuck in a rut. That has happened to me! I have no intention of letting it happen again! Life’s too precious to be all settled and practical! I like living wild and free!



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