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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Be myself (read all 7 entries…)
Live in the moment.

I always felt that being yourself, or being a good person, or just trying to be somebody in general was a “big picture” kind of thing. Like somehow it will just kind of happen over time, and in say 3 years from now I’ll be this amazing person that I want to be.
But last night I had this thought… it’s not a big picture thing, rather, it’s a very little detail thing. In fact, I think making yourself a better person is a very easy thing indeed.
All you have to do is focus on the little decisions you are making as you make them. Decide which choice is the one you truly believe is the right one, the one you will be proudest to look back on and say you chose, the one the kind of person you want to be would make. Make the right decision right now, and those decisions are what shape you into who you are.
in theory.. :S


You are so right. It the smallest decisions that help shape who we are. I need to work more on making better decisions with each small choice I make. Then I’ll be a better person. Thank you for helping me to reflect on that.

no problem, glad you found it helpful:)


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