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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Team Keala Brown in Columbia is doing 33 things including…

Discuss a weekly quote with the boys as a Family

10 cheers


Team Keala Brown has written 3 entries about this goal

Attitude Are Contagious

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Allan said his are not worth catching because he takes everything personally. He’s learning that everything is not always about him. He agrees to work on his attitude.

William has a great attitude in my opinion. He doesn’t take too many things personally either.

I loved William’s attitude when his football team played in the little league Super Bowl and he didn’t get any play time that night. It was cold and pouring rain. All William cared about was that he was on a football team and his team won.

After the game when all of the players and parents assembled in the locker room, William was found posing and taking pictures with the championship trophy. His attitude was GREAT.

Some of the other players who didn’t get play time were crying, angry, pouting and complaining. Not William, he was posing with the trophies and giving himself kudos for cheering on his teammates who actually played in the game.

Go William!

Any Suggestions?

For this week? I’m looking for something that will spark a lively discussion among all of us. Remember Allan is 8, William is 12, and TJ is 19.

Quote for January 7, 2008

“The power of man’s virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings.”
~~Blaise Pascal

I have been a fan of Blaise Pascal since I learned about him.

Team Keala Brown has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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