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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hockeysweater in Québec Province is doing 34 things including…

accept the things I cannot change, have courage to change the things I can and have the wisdom to know the difference

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hockeysweater has written 4 entries about this goal

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I can mark it as achieved and completed. I’ve done this many times and I will continue. It’s not a goal that I can really say: it’s done. To truly finish it, I have to do it for the rest of my life. It’s a way of life..



I accept that..

.. I can’t control the rain. I work outside in the public and so much people complain because of the weather. I’ve tried to explain them that it’s not my fault but it hasn’t work for the majority. Then, I try to explain them that goal.. that there some things we cannot change, but there are also things we can and we also have the courage to change them, and we need to have the wisdom to know the difference. And then.. by a strange miracle.. it seems that most of them understand that it was raining and it was not because of me.. and they generally apologize. And I respond thank you.. with that cute little smile that means everything.. I love to be able to make understand to someone else that we need courage to notice our mistakes.



I accept..

.. that I’m allergic to cinnamon.. :(

But God.. I love that taste so much!! Life’s so unfair.. but I accept it too..



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Today, I realized that I couldn’t change my name. I couldn’t change my parents and I certainly couldn’t not change where I am from. I don’t have any control on that. I accepted it.. and I also realized that those things didn’t matter at all ;)



hockeysweater has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.

 

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