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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heaveemetal in Denver is doing 40 things including…

find myself

43 cheers


heaveemetal has written 4 entries about this goal

Hard to believe...

But I seem to be pretty happy
With how things have worked out

The times have really come around

First I need insight...

Something that is in flux much of the time.
How can I know me
something that changes every week, every year?
I’ve known me for 56 years
and I’ve barely scratched the surface

Looking for wisdom...

in a world of metaphor.
Deciding what is real to me.
Begin by trying to see what is beyond
the first presented image
and unravel the strategies contained within.
Far more mathematical than
basic metaphors.
If you think the song in this video
means anything other than
fine feelings,
you might be wrong…

Hard to believe I've never added this goal...

I searched high and low for answers
weighing the pros and cons
playing a waiting game for a decade and a half.
Nothing had any effectiveness for me
Until one night in September of ‘05 when I happened
across this little oasis on the web.
And things started to change.
Including me.
A miracle really…

heaveemetal has gotten 43 cheers on this goal.


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