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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Erin Cavanaugh is getting there!

learn to meditate (read all 2 entries…)
Om...15 minutes is a challenge!

So I’ve been doing the 21 Yoga Journal Challenge so far and have started a 15 meditation practice. So far I’ve gone about 10 days. I listened to 2 guided meditations and on the rest of the days just tried keeping my mind focued on the breath. I’m having a really hard time with this goal, but am hoping to keep it up. It’s not so much the 15 of time, that goes by fast; It’s the thoughts swirling around so much, the sounds I hear, and the physical pain I start feeling after sitting. I get so distracted! I’ll keep it up though, I enjoy it. It makes me really take notice of the present.


sarahinparis 2014 Word for the Year : KINDNESS

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Even 5 or 10 minutes is a real challenge, you are not alone!

Erin Cavanaugh is getting there!


I think in the long run it will really be beneficial! I read your entries about meditation. I think longer time for less days a week is a good approach you have. I may have to try that once I finish my 21 Day Challenge if I don’t keep the 15 minutes up everyday.

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