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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robert in United Kingdom is doing 28 things including…

Be less laissez faire with my goals

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robert has written 1 entry about this goal


I look at my goals and think…Am I really gonna do that? Do I really want to even? I think in terms of I ‘must’ have aspired to at some point otherwise I wouldn’t have put it there. Yet to say that reduces me to some non complex metronomic figure, constant, boring, unchanging which is patently absurd. Ha! I’m a unique organic life form! heh :D

With some of my goals I think to myself, am I gonna get there by sitting on my fat arse? To which the immediate answer is no, I’m not!

I need to have a goal prune at some point and have a clean up. Or maybe I’m just being a little hard on myself (I’m good at that)

Hmmn meantime, I think, I’ll go and buy a new book from the bookshop soon and nip into the day centre and see how things are going with my volunteer references and stuff like that. :)

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