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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PasadenaSue Today, I will be honest and clear in all my communication.

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Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending...

If this line seems familiar then you have seen the Muppet Movie. I absolutely LOVED the soundtrack to that movie!! Even though it was released before a lot of 43Things people were born, it has a magical message.

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending
Keep believing, keep pretending
We’ve done just what we set out to do.
Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you.”

So why am I posting this today? It fits in with the email message I received this morning from the 30 day program I am working on regarding how to improve my self esteem (or my life if I really think about what I am learning). In the email there was this quote:

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. – Shirley MacLaine

What a great concept! I can relate to this approach even if I haven’t acted in a play since grade school! I can have fun playing out my role in my play!! I can write my own ending to my movie – and what a great movie it will be!

So I am going to work on writing that ending. The happy ending that has me being successful in life. And this week will be scene 6 where I rediscover how I could manage to accomplish meaningful work and engage people in my projects. Yes I can play that role this week. :)

The muppet movie ALWAYS makes me smile!


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