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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Eric Olsen is doing 36 things including…

make a difference

2 cheers


Eric Olsen has written 5 entries about this goal

I am going to make a difference in the environment

I am going to profoundly propagate trees. My goal is to propagate several thousand each year, and in a few years propagate 100,000 per year.

It is a big goal, but it is one that I know I can achieve with help from others. I am going to go for it and do it. Who wants to come along for the ride and be a part of it?

Be a Positive Influence on Others

I want to make other people’s lives better. I want to brighten somebody’s day everyday. I want to make people laugh and smile and enjoy life even if it is just for a moment.

Just because others complain and are miserable doesn’t mean that you have to be.

Be positive. It might just rub off on others.

Eric :)

I am Going to Make a Difference in People's Lives

I am going to help others have a positive attitude and enjoy life. There are a lot of people who are unhappy and overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. These are the people I want to help. I am going to share my positive attitude with them and inspire and encourage them to get what they want out of life and be happy.

I want to brighten people’s day. A positive attitude is contagious.

Read my blog to get some inspiration and encouragement.

Eric :)

I am Trying to Make a Difference

I am trying to make a difference in the world by inspiring and encouraging people with my blog, The World Observed. I think it’s working.

The World can be a Better Place, if people try to make one

I want to make a difference in the world. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to make a positive change. I want to contribute something.

This is something that everybody can do. A little bit at a time adds up fast. If everybody tried to make a least a small difference, it would make a big difference overall.

Eric Olsen has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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