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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seek dignity (read all 10 entries…)
This is so difficult

I need to keep more of a record of when I act with dignity and when I don’t. Also, I think I am sometimes confusing dignity with seriousness and this is obviously a mistake.
How do you maintain dignity when someone criticizes you for something you felt was a good thing to do? Do you agree with them (weak) or do you argue your point (agressive)? I tend to miss the middle ground. There must be a middle ground. Surely. I just need to find it.


Turandot is alive

what about smiling calmly and kindly and not feeling the need/urge/pressure to justify your actions to others?

  • I like this goal of yours “seek dignity”
    it has a humour of its own

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