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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Yanocchi in Eugene is doing 35 things including…

stop being afraid of becoming happy

2 cheers


Yanocchi has written 1 entry about this goal

A quote...

“Humans, when faced with great happiness, will become very much afraid. Taking hold of happiness takes more courage than perserverance of suffering.”—Ryuugasaki Momoko

I saw that line in Shimotsuma Monogatari (Shimotsuma Fairytale) and realized how true it is. Especially for somebody like me, who seems to be afraid of everything. (That’s an exaggeration, but sometimes I feel like I’m a real chicken.) That’s why I want to worry less about whether or not I’ll fail, or if the happiness I find will only last for a short time, and just be happy.

Yanocchi has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • Jaclynfett cheered this 8 years ago


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