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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have fun challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone (read all 2 entries…)
The cheesiness of the title of this goal sort of shames me

BUT I think it captures the energy of what I wish I were doing.

I need to step out of my comfort zone and become the person I want to be. I don’t like the me that sits in my bed all day and works at a shitty job in the suburb of my amazing city. I want to be the person who knows of cool places to go and interacts with the people I meet.

I can make this a challenge, a project, a task. I’m going to look for a job I like more and I can take my time since I have a job right now. It doesn’t have to be stressful, but it’s a project that will have a result that I’ll be able to see when I’m done. It’s a challenge, like learning to sew or make a pie crust. I might suck sometimes and I might be discouraged sometimes but I’m going to try to stay motivated.

Just stop being lame. See the end result as being worth it.


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