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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Mike <-- RESPECT. The monkey.

Keep a journal about achieving goals (read all 21 entries…)
Uncertainty is the (an?) enemy of attaining goals

Mid October is sneaking up, and I still don’t have a job lined up for when this project is over. It’s occupying my thoughts enough that I’m just not getting anything done outside of work—all I want to do is blow off steam. I wind up spending my evenings just playing video games.

Good news is I just got informed by my boss that there’s going to be an opening here for a permanent position pretty quick. I’ve also got a line on another job that wants me to work remotely. They’re based in Nebraska, and I’m in Arizona. I like the people I’ve talked to there quite a bit. I’m kind of hoping to be in a position where I’ve actually got to turn somebody down for a position, and kind of not—Somebody will wind up being disappointed, and I don’t like disappointing people. That’s not the worst thing in the world to feel angst over, for certain, but it’s unfortunately adding to my stress a bit.



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