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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Ayanadnb <3 in Concord is doing 43 things including…

One whole day spent doing nice things for strangers in community!

14 cheers

 

Ayanadnb <3 has written 1 entry about this goal

7.26.11

So right now I’m trying to get inspired, and I’m listening to this book on tape by Deepak Chopra. It is read by him, and there is something so soothing about his voice… it brings me back to my time in India and is so comforting.

Basically I am hit or miss on 43 things, and I absolutely LOVE this site, and everything that it is about.. and I love looking up others and getting inspired by them. SO back to the book on tape… he mentions that to do something, repetition is great because the more we do something, the more dendrites and connections we make that then make it easier to continue the activity.. much like people who smoke (Which i have been clean and clear from for almost 8 months now!!) the activity itself is stuck in a pattern of repetition, and all the connections in your brain are already formed, thus making it a behavior to be easily repeated….

so my trying to manipulate this knowledge is by setting up rituals for positive things that bring me joy… such as being on this website. So today is day one. we will see how it goes. But I’m trying to manipulate a goal a day, easy goals of course… but here goes! Today is all about doing nice things for anyone that comes in my path…

and luckily I work right downtown (Berkeley) and there are PLENTY of people to come across. I can’t wait. I’m about to head to work and ride BART, plenty of people to meet there :) I love you guys. Thanks for being on this site.



Ayanadnb <3 has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.

 

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