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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Donderjaeger 2014 the year of chores :)

Stop pushing myself so hard (read all 15 entries…)
managing conflict or just not being there

Considering the conflict I had at work recently, I guess I had better focus on this more, i.e. recognize that putting up with someone else’s toxic personality does not meet my needs – unless they are unhealthy needs!!! I wonder if being compassionate and understanding can be confused with being a martyr.

I didn’t exactly start the conflict, but I allowed myself to be invited to someone else’s anger party. There is a very fine line between learning to be more assertive and accepting those invitations, though…

The upshot of this is that I should have refused to work with that individual much earlier, though I had other (economic) reasons for staying where I was.

(Yes, this text can be found as a comment on several of my goals. That should indicate how much it’s tied to improving myself.)


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