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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Ira has written 1 entry about this goal

I put too much pressure on myself, and perceive/accept too much pressure from other people

I’ve been feeling so emotionally drained lately. I haven’t played any music for at least a week – that’s never a good sign. I’ve been trying to push myself to do the many things I need and want to do, but I think I’ve been pushing too hard, so much so that a part of me would do anything and everything to escape and not think about it. Which is extremely counterproductive – and then I beat myself up, try to work in my leisure time too, and end up not getting the work or the play – or the rest.

I just want to fix everything – but it’s not going to happen overnight. If people who don’t understand disapprove, so be it. A little at a time, Ira.

I’ll make time every day, and especially over the weekends, to relax, and do nothing if need be. I will start to meditate again. (I’ve been trying to do it a few nights this week.) I can only do what I can, and what I can is small steps. It will come.

Ira has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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