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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develop & conduct workshops on creativity (read all 2 entries…)
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I am fascinated by creativity. You could say it’s my religion. I’m in the process of learning more about creativity and personality, creativity at work, and creativity and life stages. I want to help people become aware of the creative power within them, and to realize that the concept of creativity need not be limited to what we normally think of: the arts. I also want to help people explore the arts in the process of discovery. Everyone can create. If you can breathe, you are a creative person. I’d be interested in particular topics or questions you might bring to such a class if you were to take one.



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rosymamacita is still writing, 21 years later. Don't give up.

This is great. I’ve done workshops like this for teenagers. My friends and I have also developed an empowerment group like this for women. Well worth it. We used journals for reflection, had a creative project (different genres/media), discussion, sometimes even projects for home.

A lot of people don’t think they have the right to be creative. Where does that come from? Also, discussing what it is they have to say is important. What are the issues that are important to them.

This is a wonderful goal

I agree about people feeling they lack the right to be creative. Perhaps a lot of people feel they know someone who is so creative that the domain of creativity had best be left to them! But I agree with you that every living breathing human can tap into this energy. One of the things that interests me is the difference between being inspired and motivated by the creativity of others vs. the feeling that one had better get back to one’s day job having seent the competition. The former feeling is so energising and life-affirming, and the latter so incredibly negative. I wish I could attend your class!


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