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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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chani35 is winning the war against the cigarette

stop drinking (read all 33 entries…)

I’ve been reading these recent posts, like everyone else here. it’s been quite a storm hun? Well, I think the posts only reflect mecanismes working when dealing with alcoholic people (meaning us all ; ) Denial is the most powerful… haven’t we all thought: ‘I wouldn’t drink if it was easier in my workplace?’ or ’ I wouldn’t drink if my relationship was better?’ or even ’ If she/he hadn’t said this or that, I wouldn’t drink…’ It takes often a long time to realize that we ALONE are responsible of our drinking or not. I so hated the person who opened my eyes. We still don’t talk to each other (cause she must have had so enough of my stupid drunken behavior), but with what she said, she got me out of my denial. It was like a 180 degree turning point. Instead of looking always outside for reasons why I drink, I just realized that it was all about ME, about inside. So, I am very greatful even if it was so hard to hear. She made me very agressive and I just wanted to defend myself – SHE was the one who was guilty – not me ;) We all know those feelings. The healing starts when we take full reponsability of our own failures and successes. Your destiny is entirely on your own hands. Take care here, this is such a great site. And the discussions which are going on here is just a reflect of this difficult addiction. And above all: stay sober! It will be 2 years this month and never felt better :)


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