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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She's Awake! Sad this is ending, even if I used it a few times a year. Thank you!

To learn and practice Buddhism as a way toward helping others. (read all 7 entries…)
Today is Buddha's birthday.

Or, Prince Siddhartha (probably spelled wrong) was born perhaps today in India a very long time ago.

I’ve been dabbling in Buddhism through my Zen class for six months now, but this past week I have been reading Creating Compassion (right title?), which has taught me a lot more about it. I have decided I am going to meditate daily again (see other goal), but add reading regularly about Buddhism, and really practice hard to manage my anger (less a problem with anger, which is present but I have worked on a lot last year; now it’s exaggerated moods that are the problem) and show compassion as much as I possibly can.


a man named Lew you should be diggin' it while it's happenin'


do you show compassion?

She's Awake! Sad this is ending, even if I used it a few times a year. Thank you!

Listening, validating what is valid, keeping mum about what is not valid if I can’t give gentle advice, helping people do what they need to if I know something they don’t. Refuse to judge anything that isn’t harmful. Try to have a positive energy and attitude about things. Not get in people’s faces.

With animals I care for them properly and defend them, which is better than a lot of people do.

a man named Lew you should be diggin' it while it's happenin'

Thank you


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