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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LeadhyenaInrandomtan in Stamford is doing 19 things including…

find my dream job


LeadhyenaInrandomtan has written 1 entry about this goal

Loving my new job!

I didn’t know I had my dream job until I started doing it. I’m working in the financial industry. A lot of people told me that I’d hate this kind of job, but ever since I started it I have really grown to love it. I do coding work that is more interesting than I would get to do in other jobs, challenging work that never bores me, and although the hours are hell right now, I find it hard to go home sometimes. Furthermore I am surrounded by people who are way smarter than I am, and instead of being intimidated I am inspired.
The key to finding your dream job is to try doing a lot of things and listening to yourself. Open yourself up to a lot of possibilities. Write about them in a journal. Read life stories, or better talk to people, in the field that interests you the most. Apply for every interview they’ll take you on. Don’t jump at your first opportunity, be choosy. Never settle.
Network, because many times other people know better than you would if you’d enjoy one job or another and will act unwittingly in karmic ways in your behalf. However, nepotism is only a path to disaster, so don’t depend on their influence to get you a dream job. Besides, it’s good karma anyway to make friends. At least, making enemies never got anyone hired.
Finally, be responsible once you get the dream job. Prove to everyone that you deserve it. Work harder than even your desire allows. You won’t even feel it, and when you get your first raise, you’ll think you have the devil by the balls for all the luck you feel heading your way.


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