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.

Export My Content

Sands66 hoping for more cheers and for more people to share my goals

Practice the Four Agreements: Be impeccable with my word/ Don't take anything personally/ Don't make assumptions/ Always do my best (read all 3 entries…)
Reality sets in

It’s kind of impossible to not take ANYTHING personally. If someone broke into your home while you were sleeping and beat you to a pulp with a baseball bat for kicks and you had two broken arms and fewer teeth, wouldn’t you take that personally? If you wouldn’t, then you must be a living saint! Not that that happened to me but something did happen over the Christmas holidays which showed me that those closest to you always have the power to make you take something at least a little personally. So, I will modify the goal for myself to ” Don’t take most things personally”, rather than ” Don’t take anything personally.” After all, anger is biblical, so that solidifies it all for me.


Beginnings Here Beginnings on PC. See you there.

as you know

the act wasn’t about you.

it was about them.

their needs.

their wants.

their attention.

you were just in the path of those and placed conveniently for the act.

you need not take it personally.

it isn’t about you

Sands66 hoping for more cheers and for more people to share my goals

Thanks for the insight and reassurance. It is appreciated.

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