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…)
Attitude does make a difference........

Let’s talk about attitude. and about challenges. But let’s do that through a little story. with a moral.

Last week at work I had just finished stuffing some envelopes and they were ready to be stamped out and mailed. However it was Friday and we wouldn’t be able to mail them until Monday. I asked my boss if I should stamp them, and she said sure, if I could figure out how to. I went over to the postage meter and figured out how to change the date within a minute, and proceeded to stamp all the letters. Some of my co-workers saw me and were floored that I knew how to do it. They said that they hadn’t even tried because they hadn’t thought it was possible. But I had only tried because I had thought it was possible.

Your mission: Make note of your own attitude – now try approaching a challenge with a new mindset.



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