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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support aaron in his career more
aaron

My fiancee Aaron is very good at his job. And he really, for the most part, enjoys it. We work for the same company, essentially doing the same role. He is definitely the more passionate one of the two of us when it comes to our job.

He says he doesn’t think he could do any other type of job; I think its untrue…but I want to support him more to be sucessful in his role.

There is no jealously from me in this. I just don’t think I support him enough – encourage him, make him see his potential, etc.

What I do worry about is that his job is limited to a few big cities in the US. I would like to someday move to a smaller city, but Aaron’s career would not be possible there.

So, this is my goal – to support him the best I can. Instead of focusing on my goals, if I focus on Aaron’s goal perhaps I can gain some better perspective on what’s the best for us as a couple.



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