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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TheHelenOfTroy is doing 38 things including…

Read my 43things list every morning

11 cheers


TheHelenOfTroy has written 1 entry about this goal

.. to set the tone of the day

Life is made of years – years are made of months – months of weeks and weeks of days. If you want to live a meaningful life, you need to try to make your days meaningful. What is meaningful varies from person to person. For me, the goals matter. Wheather I achieve them or not does not matter, but they need to be there. I want to live with intensions. I cannot live passively.

50 years down the line, what would I like to have accomplished? What achievements would give me a sense of fulfilment? What memories would I love to cherish? What things would I regert? I am going to think about and answer all these questions. They will be my life goals.

How do I go about achieving them? I am going to add these goals to this 43things. A few at a time; those that I need to start working on right now. I want to start every single day, with this list in my mind. I want to work on some of the goals and make some progress. That way I can go bed peacefully knowing that my day has added something meaningful to my life.

TheHelenOfTroy has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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