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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Jennda in San Jose is doing 14 things including…

Help someone every day

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Jennda has written 4 entries about this goal

Coffee Break

I really try and be less awkward and seem genuine, but it doesn’t roll smoothly off my sleeve sometimes. It’s ironic since my MBA focus eventually will be HR/management. But I always try and help guests since Google has the resources to accommodate them. Today a guest had been waiting 3 hrs for a meeting so I escorted her back to the break room after awhile to get some coffee. It’s my job—at the very least it makes it more interesting and fun for me :) Plus it’s rewarding.



Water

A mother with her daughter came in the lobby this afternoon-it’s been a really hot day-and asked repeatedly for agua. Realizing that she needed water I hurried back to the break room and grabbed 2 cold bottles. She thanked me and left—-and that’s all I needed :)



Little Things

It’s the little things that matter like seeing a tricky delivery through to the very end—-even escorting the delivery guy, helping him back up his truck, loading the pallet and finding a moving crew to get that 450lb stack to another room. Yay! At least I got some receptionist excitement :)



Helping Others

I’m in a customer service job right now at Google but every day, no matter how jaded or frustrated I might be, I always try to help people and go as above and beyond as I can. I hate the idea that I’m doing it to make myself seem like a saintly humanitarian—I just love knowing I made someone’s day better. I know how bad some bad days can get :)



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