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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Tanasha in New York City is doing 36 things including…

finish answering my 100 questions (idea from "The Question that Longed to Be Lived" article)

6 cheers


Tanasha has written 6 entries about this goal

Question #41 (originally written 8/19)

What do you think you gain from this process?

A deep look inside of myself to actually trya nd understand why I am, what I am and why I do what I do. And then it gives me a chance to analyze and actually try and change it; to make whatever it is better.

Up to question #40 now

I answered questions 35-40 this week. I’ll share one of the questions here.

Question #37: Why are some people including myself afraid of failing?
Sometimes people associate failing at a task with themselves being a failure. Some people say things such as “I am a failure”, when what they should say is “I have failed at this task”. Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure. Everyone fails sometime. Successful people learn from their mistakes.

Michael Jordan once said,
“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occassions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I suceed.”

Some interesting questions

So far I am up to question #33. I have answered 32 questions in my notebook. Some of the interesting questions I have answered so far are:

Question # 7: What makes a successful person?

Question # 9: Why would a person want to fail on purpose?

Question #13:What am I passionate about?

Question #15: Do I build people up or break them down or am I a bully in disguise?

Question #19: How do I treat myself?

Question # 31: When you were a kid what were all the things you did and thought you could be or was good at?

Question #32: Do you still do these things? Why or Why not?

Question #28

My question #28 was:

Is it more difficult to climb a real wall or to walk through an “imaginary” one?

Personally, for me it’s harder to walk through an imaginary wall. An “imaginary wall” being anything within me that is holding me back from accomplising something. What a person believes or thinks in their mind can greatly impact what they do. At least with a real wall I know exactly what I’m up against.

6 questions down

I was able to answer 6 of the questions this week. That puts me up to question number 22. Just another 78 to go.

The Question that Longed to Be Lived

There is an article written by Julie Jordan Scott called “The Question that Longed to be Lived.” I received the article in an email about discovering your passion and understanding yourself better. I had to search for the complete article online so I can paste a link for others to read it, so they can understand what I’m talking about.

Tanasha has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.

  • Allison Michelle cheered this 8 years ago
  • genie cheered this 9 years ago
  • Lynoure cheered this 9 years ago
  • ctina7 cheered this 9 years ago
  • aartist cheered this 9 years ago
  • RuthG cheered this 9 years ago


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