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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Neljay is doing 23 things including…

be nice


 

Neljay has written 1 entry about this goal

Being nice :)

I’m not saying I’m not nice… I am. But I want to try and stop thinking bad things too. We are all trying to live life so fast – in a hurry for nothing really. Like today for example. I was walking down a footpath when three people came out of a shop and walked slowly taking up the whole footpath in front of me. I felt so annoyed because I had to slow down – it took a while for a clear place to pass them and then I realised that I wasn’t really in a hurry. I was just annoyed that someone had slowed me down – so I shouldn’t have been grumpy about something so small. Don’t sweat the small stuff etc…

So after that I lined up in the green grocers to buy some strawberries and a pear. I was behind a little old lady. She was so lovely and friendly – but so SLOW! She was having a chat – couldn’t count out her change fast, fumbled with her walking stick, and then took a while to get all her bags sorted before she could leave. And I felt nothing but heartwarming feelings for this lovely woman. She turned to me and apologised for taking so long. I smiled and said, “You’re fine. No worries.”
To that she reached into her bag and gave me and the shop assistant a little sweet. She said to me, “This is for such a lovely smile.”
That lady made my day with such a simple gesture.
I want to be just like her! :)



 

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