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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brighteyes82 "Yes the heart should always go one step too far"

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 112 entries…)
Past mistakes

Do you think you learn from yours? Or do you keep repeating the same mistakes?

I try to learn from mine, but I know I repeat them on occasion. Right now it’s taking a lot of willpower not to repeat another major one.


i thought...

i was pretty consistent at learning from them, but i recently repeated a really big one. my brain and my heart have been suffering for it.

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Becca is focused.

One of my favorite books is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. In it she says,

“The karmic philosophy appeals to me on a metaphysical level because even in one lifetime it’s obvious how often we must repeat our same mistakes, banging our heads against the same old addictions and compulsions, generating the same old miserable and often catastrophic consequences, until we can finally stop and fix it. This is the supreme lesson of karma (and also of Western philosophy, by the way)- take care of the problems now, or else you’ll just have to suffer again later when you screw everything up the next time. And that repetition of suffering- that’s hell. Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understanding- that’s where you’ll find heaven.”

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I do learn from mine.

Motivated by a very strong fear of failure.

When you DON’T want to fail, you do everything you can to succeed.

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