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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i do not have time to do stuff that i really like, but i have found a solution! when i travel to school with the train everyday (4 hours in total) i just try to “find the magic” in little things, like lights that say “I love you” on a building, two people smiling at eachother, stuff like that. it easy, dont cost a lot of effort and time and it makes me really happy :)


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For the longest time, as long as I can remember I have done exactly this. Taken this precise moment and found the “beautiful” in it. Whether it is the sound of the silence, the cricket, the tires on the street in the rain, maybe the smell of the fresh cut grass, the dust of the sidewalk, or the deodorant of the man sitting next to me that reminds me of my dad, or it can be the big puffy clouds in the sky, the way the glass shimmers in the buildings when the trucks go by, or how soft the sweater I am wearing feels, or the water adn bubbles on my skin washign dishes. I would point these things out to my kids as they were growing up, making sure that they took the time to enjoy all of these moments of pleasure. I believe that it has added to the joy in my life and now I have passed that gift on to my gilrs as well. I never even realized that I was doing this until I was driving in the car with a friend of mine and her young son, I interupted the conversation to tell him to look at the beautiful colors of the sunset. Our conversation went on as if nothing happended until the following week when my girlfriend called to tell me that her son pointed the sunset out to her again the following week and they shared the beauty of the end of the day together. Life moves swiftly and we must make a concious effort to enjoy every moment. I am proud of you for seeing what so many people miss. HUGS

wauw… thank you very much for sharing!!! have to share this moment with you, when i traveld to school today there was a little ice on the railway it sparkeld in the sun, when i looked around me, al the people where just hanging on the phone, listning to music or reading the paper, no one noticed it! as you said before, people should really take 5 minutes to see this “magic” in every day life!

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