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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Free spirit, place of peace Show me everything and tell me how

make a backwards advice column where I give out the advice before people ask for it (read all 8 entries…)
When in doubt, act.

I know you’ve been thinking about this situation for a long time, but the time has come to make a decision. Sure, thinking is good- look before ye leap… but if you don’t actually leap, you’ll stay forever at the place where you were unhappy.

The longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes to act.

So take a chance. Be bold. Act! Go for it. You know you want to- it could be a great experience [or at least it’d make a good 43t blog ;)]. Climb that tree, ask for that raise, talk to that cute guy at the bar, confront your fear of snakes, get a tattoo. Just do it. Trust me on this one.

And remember, my dear, the great regret is inaction.


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Becca <3

beautiful beautiful.


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