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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cmarie33 is doing 22 things including…

Get my ego in check


cmarie33 has written 1 entry about this goal


This has been an intersting experience. I recently read Ekhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth”. It was really one of those books that changes how I see things. I always heard the phrase “observe your thoughts”, “don’t let your thoughts hijack your mind”. What does that even mean??! Well, after reading the book I can make that line and really observe my thoughts and take stock of what’s going on without completely losing my head.

I had been doing really well, but I had a week or two where I feel like my ego is trying to bring itself back into my brain – I panicked…I hate the feeling of my ego taking over – it’s fearful, full of anxiety, I make rules, i’m inflexible, I cry, I whine…it’s uuuugly. Anyway, it’s been kind of a fun challenge to try to remain calm and mainatin that separation between my thoughts, reality, actions and reactions. Not perfect, but still a good learning experience.


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