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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TheBurdenOfGod in Denver is doing 37 things including…

Discover my purpose.


 

TheBurdenOfGod has written 1 entry about this goal

discovery vs. creation

The problem with “discovering your purpose” is that the statement presupposes the existence of purpose. Rather than wandering aimlessly through life (or even worse, grasping on to some sort of false promise of meaning), take some initiative and create meaning for yourself, on your own terms. Searching blindly for purpose is like trying to solve a puzzle with no possible solution and leads only to frustration. Accepting the purpose that religion or other institutions prescribe leads to a lifetime of guilt and codependency. Rather than feeling like you are by nature a failure who must grovel at the knees of God or endlessly searching for another purpose, accept who you are and come to terms with yourself and your own passions. Have some confidence in your ability to choose right from wrong and live a worthwhile life according to your own standards.



 

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