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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let go, enjoy life and stop being such a control freak (read all 7 entries…)
Missing: Discipline.

Some weeks ago when I re-started integrating some meditation practice into my daily life, I had this feeling: My discipline was taken away. Not my strong will, but the discipline that made me grit my teeth and plough through weeks without much private time or time to unwind, constantly active, constantly with the to-do list on my mind…

It passed, then, after some days.

Now it has returned. Last week was very full of work and October had been a month with plenty of obligation, and now my discipline seems exhausted. It’s not a catastrophe, I just have to think of other ways of getting my things done – or not getting them done and be OK with it, anyway.


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