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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stop procrastinating (read all 2 entries…)

I was doing so well in January, but BAM I’m back in a rut. The thing is I always pull things off, and very well. So I never have to really learn my lesson. But down the line I don’t want to shorten my life over stress, so let’s hope some day this goal is checked off. Does anyone else feel like they can achieve all goals except when it comes to something that is only about themselves? For example, your boss expects you to come up with a spectacular presentation in a day—easy, you’ll do it even if it requires time and effort. But if you want to lose weight, catch up on reading, anything personal, it’s much more likely that you’ll not achieve it? Do we just not take ourselves seriously enough? Should we prioritize ourselves in the top slot without believing it’s selfish or disregarding it?


Sweetiepie, thinkin about the other guy

Thats a good question, unfortunately ur gunna have to use ur own discretion, it sounds like ur always trying to please somebody else, instead of yoself, ur a people pleaser, even though u got ur own problems, u look at other people’s an try to solve em’. Its ok to think about yoself once in awhile, take the time to smile. Watch out cause one day u might have to learn that lesson, and it probably wont be fun.


You may be on to something...

Thanks for the comment. I had an epiphany. I’d never thought of myself as a people pleaser, in fact I saw those people in a negative light. “People pleaser” for me was synonymous with “follower” and I’ve always been a leader. I’m very much an A type personality so since I can achieve my goals (grades, career path, etc.) it was troubling me that I couldn’t achieve my more personal goals. It’s a little bit of a paradox. But I’m thinking about what you said, still processing and analyzing but it is revealing some patterns in my life. Thanks!

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