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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seasonal If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough!

List 3 things I am grateful for every day until I leave on my elective in Nov (read all 130 entries…)
Perserverence is the name of the game

The last few days have been a bit of an argument with myself to stop hating my own situation back in Sydney. I think today symbolised me getting out of it. I got up and did things like I usually do. There is a large part of me that feels jealousy for money, for rewards, for prestige of being able to actually graduate from university, but alas, I must perservere.

I desperately want to buy clothes, makeup, and things that I need without feeling guilty about spending money. I want to stop looking so frumpy all the time. I really don’t like worrying about money.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

I am reminded that although I am jealous of those around me, I actually have worked out, and been rewarded for it. I just need to keep going now.

1. knowledge that hard work is rewarded, even if it takes a little bit longer then I would like

2. I have a lovely family and support system around me

3. I am largely a stranger to heartbreak and worry



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