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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Compassion in Art is doing 15 things including…

Act consistently in ways that allow everyone around you to shine

27 cheers


Compassion in Art has written 5 entries about this goal

You Can't Change The Past, But . . .

But you can attempt to inform more people of more perspectives of what may have happened in the past – so that not only one version of history is considered.

In That System, What Percentage Of The People Involved Can Win?

If you channel and encourage others into systems where it is perceived there are only a few finite resources – and only one or a few people can win – leaving the majority of people as “losers”, then the majority of people will likely be losers. And many of the people in that majority will, correctly or incorrectly, perceive themselves as losers.

For some people, this concept may seem obvious or simple, but it may be more complex and insipid than many people give it credit.

Examining your work and social systems, what percentage of the participants can “win”?

If you think too few people are able to win, then you can consider attempting to participate in different systems. That might be a better option than repeatedly enforcing systems where only one or only a few can “win”.

What Makes a Person Special?

What makes you special is not that you are one of a kind.

Everyone is one of a kind.

What will make you special?

Try to be kind to everyone.


Heaven is not so much a place you find as it is a place you re-create every day.

What She Has and What She Teaches Me

If I have a talent that is uncommon and valuable, it is an ability to recognize valuable, yet underrecognized and undervalued positive traits in others.

My love has an incredible ability to create social environments where everyone around her can shine. Often, even the people shining around her don’t see the good she is doing for them.

Compassion in Art has gotten 27 cheers on this goal.


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