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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loverstreet Power to the people!

be here now (read all 3 entries…)
I'm tired of non-quantifiable goals!

I’m a scientist, dammit! Like it or not – I need to be able to count stuff. The rest of my 43Ts are going to be more black and white. I’m going to save this gray stuff for only the really, really worthy goals.

...But this is one of them. I waste too much of my mental energy reliving old stuff or anticipating things that will probably never happen. But I think I’m doing a little better with it. When I find myself wandering mentally into stupid scenarios that I know I won’t get the chance to re-do, I say to myself – “pull out of it, kid!” So – that’s progress, right?


Keep it SMART, right...?

I work the corporate end of pharmaceutical research (CRO). I have found that SMART goals are really the way to go, even though they sound like mumbo-jumbo when you’re stuck sitting through the management seminars!

R=Realistic (this is where I fall apart!)

Now you’ve got me thinking…I’m going to look at my list and see how many are SMART.

loverstreet has gotten 6 cheers on this entry.


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