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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Heart Beat sees the glass hidden in the grass.

be more positive (read all 9 entries…)
I was feeling positive today

until someone said something that made me remember the realities of my life & how nothing has improved or changed much in years, despite my honest efforts.
I’m exhausted now and have no energy left to be positive.
When God, WHEN?!!!!


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Someone important to me once told me a little story. There was a man drowning in the ocean, and a boat came by to save him. The man told the captain, “No, thanks! God will save me!” Then, another boat came by and the people on the boat said, “Come on up!” and the man said, “No, thanks! I’m waiting for God to save me!” The man drowned, and went up to heaven. He asked God, “Why did you not save me?” Then, God said, “I sent two boats!” I don’t know if this pertains to you, but I thought I’d share, just in case. The moral is that God (if you believe in that) is trying to help people, if they will only help themselves. I know many times in my life I was waiting for help, waiting for a fix, waiting for someone to make it right, telling God he wasn’t helping, but sometimes we have to be brave enough to use the tools we have been given to help ourselves. Hope you could use this some time. Have a great day. : )

Heart Beat sees the glass hidden in the grass.

Yes I've heard that before

That is certainly not my situation. In fact, I find that story somewhat patronizing.
The fact is, I try & try, in addition to asking, and I feel that God is simply saying “no”. So now I am asking “when?” or “what?”.
Now a pet peeve of mine:
I hate that saying “God only helps people who help themselves”. It is not in the Bible & I’m sick of faux-Christians over using it. Maybe they should actually read the Bible & quote it directly.


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