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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Clickchic in United Kingdom is doing 40 things including…

Be Focused And Determined And Make Things Happen

8 cheers


Clickchic has written 3 entries about this goal

Importance of priorities

And focus on and feel determined about those things listed under ‘know my priorities’. The priorities goal shows me where my focus should be, what my time should be spent on, which areas I need to concentrate my thoughts on.

The essential mantra

This goal is a powerful one for me. I have been remembering to think of the words ‘focused and determined’ every day since adding it, and do seem to have achieved significantly more. It is a constant reminder to remain focused on the greater goals, not that instant gratification I have a tendency to reach for, and think of that life I want to live and feel that gritty determination that sweeps aside worries, doubts, insecurities, and sheer bloody laziness.

Determination = Success

An exercise in a self-help book I read some years ago asked you to list all your successes, and then to write down for each one what enabled you to succeed. It then said to look back over your answers, and pick out the key word that cropped up for the successes. The one for me was ‘determined’. This is why, this morning, I have added this goal, and put it so high, because I’m quite pleased now with my choice of goals, but this is probably the key one to motivate me to actually act on them.

I particularly like the phrasing at the end, ‘and make things happen’. Powerful! Make things happen in my life, make things happen for others, exciting! Now I’m cheering up!

I will now log out, and start work – and not go on here until tonight.

Clickchic has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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