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.

stop worrying about what other people think (read all 51 entries…)
Maybe the Universe is trying to help me with this goal. :)

For some reason that I can’t determine, it seems like everything I do at work is “wrong”. I have been very good about remaining calm and not letting this get to me. On one hand I almost feel like this is the Universe’s way of getting me to focus on what I think is important, and forget about what others think. Let’s just say that it is certainly making me focus on my work, my thoughts and feelings, and moving ahead with what I think needs to be done.

Now I also realize that it’s not about “me”. That other people are struggling with their issues, and these issues just happen to overlap with my sphere of work. What is needed is better communication. So I am going to try a different approach and see if I can get some of the people who are getting in my way, to get out of my way, by asking them what they want me to do. I am starting to feel like a squirrel that is trying to cross a busy highway, and isn’t fast enough to get all the way across. I am just running back and forth between the lanes trying not to get run over.

OK Universe, I get the message. You can stop now. :)



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