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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Cal in Little Rock is doing 41 things including…

Understand people, instead of trying to be understood

28 cheers

 

Cal has written 3 entries about this goal

Sunday we went to the grocery store

and there was a older lady who was nosing her cart in front of ours, at the check out line. I found that I had rage starting to build up inside of me,my first thought was “Just who does she think she is, I was here first?!” However what I said was, “Would you like to go ahead of me? Her answer was, “Oh yes, please. My husband is sick and I had to rush to the store to get some things for dinner, and I need to get back as soon as I can.” I felt a fool for my first reaction, but felt blessed that I did not act upon it.



I was missing my son yesterday,

sometimes when I feel that way I wear some of his clothing. Last night I went to our Wednesday night dinner at church, where I meet some new people. As we talked they asked me about the shirt I was wearing, I told them that my son had got it when he helped at a concert, “Oh, what does your son do?” “Well, he died three years ago.” That made them very uncomfortable and dredged up old memories in me. My wife and I set next to them during dinner, but they were uneasy and the conversation was very guarded. I need to (hell I don’t know what I need to do, I just wanted to post this).



I am trying to put an entry in for every

one of my Things, but this
seems to be self explanatory.  See:
Prayer of St.
Francis



Cal has gotten 28 cheers on this goal.

 

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