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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frazicus is doing 21 things including…

Learn to say no

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frazicus has written 2 entries about this goal

I did it again!

No! No no no.

Once again, I was asked if I could work today, I said no, I already had plans.

I am so proud of me right now. I’m not going to bend over backwards for a job that’s just a job, and not even permanent at that.

If people don’t show for their shifts, it’s not my problem. Besides, I’m working both Saturday and Sunday, and I’ll need the break.

The first step

This is how the conversation generally went down:

Work: Can you work tonight?
Me: I’m really sorry, but no.


Sure, I span some bullshit about my partner having booked tickets for something, and sure, technically speaking I don’t have plans tonight. But I said no, because I already said I’d spend the evening with my boyfriend.

I feel kind of empowered about that. Besides, I already said I’d work tomorrow night for them. I think that’s fair.

frazicus has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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