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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Triniprincess in Trinidad and Tobago is doing 37 things including…

stop complaining

7 cheers


Triniprincess has written 2 entries about this goal


I forgot about this goal! Have been complaining like peas, especially over the last week! Last night I wrote an entire “rant entry” on here too! :( But... :) now that I’m reminded of this…just need to start over! Perfect example of how 43things is effective in my life. :)

Reinforced habit.

A couple weeks aback I found myself texting a friend about some really frivolous things daily! This was so not like me and then I realized I have been complaining about my life for a while. It was like an out-of-body experience where I saw the habit I had formed.

Generally, I complain to myself. However, upon reflection, it hit me that all I needed was one person who would listen and who I was comfortable babbling to without chance of ridicule. Notably, a couple of those people have entered my life. As much as support is needed during difficult times, I have realized that that “support” is now something I abuse to just rant and rave! Now my negative thoughts on my life have developed into words of negativity and actions related to depression. Sigh….

So step 1: Stop complaining! I need to curb my words and simply re-track the things that got me here in the first place. So…STOP COMPLAINING it is….and COUNT MY BLESSINGS!

Complaining does not help the situation in anyway. It drains me emotionally and drains other and I want to add nothing but positivity to others’ lives! I should never take away.

Triniprincess has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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