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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Kanard in Texas is doing 43 things including…

Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do

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Kanard has written 1 entry about this goal

Ok this sounded pretty when I saw it and adopted it.

But now it sounds confusing, when I think about it I think the needs and wants go one on one …
This goal should have included “LIKE to” somewhere and HAVE to…maybe I just missed the whole point.
I don’t know where this tips on my life so far…
Talking In a more basic level, I think all my needs are balanced right…
I eat because I NEED to, and I also LIKE to
I sleep because I NEED to and LIKE to… and so on.
I take care of my family because I NEED to but I also WANT to.
Although I don’t like cleaning so I do it because I NEED to… I WANT a clean house though, clean dishes and clothes, so I HAVE to do those things, it is just so much house work, and it is never finished so I don’t LIKE to do it.
I drive kids around because I HAVE to but I also LIKE and WANT to, I LOVE driving even if it is just to the store.
Doing the shopping for the house is also something I HAVE to but I LIKE doing.
I’ve spent a lot of time here lately because I WANT to…and LIKE to…
But I WANT to do a lot more things that time allows me to do….Art is one… and I don’t get to do much of that without time, to me this is a NEED to feed the soul.
I think I rather not HAVE to do anything if I didn’t also LIKE to do it…
Houses should clean themselves… argh.
Ok , I’m lost in my own words.

Kanard has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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