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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Inkie in is doing 24 things including…

deal more productively with criticism

5 cheers


Inkie has written 3 entries about this goal

Think I'll mark this as "done"

I’ve made a lot of headway in not taking things so personally. Room for improvement, but this is a long, slow project.

Let’s just take a step back. No, I was wrong, I’m sorry, take a step forward. Now, take a step back. Step forward. Back. And then we’re cha-cha-ing!

I think I'm actually getting better at this.

My boyfriend and I figured out that for him, “nagging” is an expression of caring, and he actually feels kind of neglected if I don’t nag him. Whereas I cannot stand to be reminded to do the things that I know I need to do. I don’t see the point. I just want heaps of unqualified affection, and then I can do it on my own. I think it’s just a different angle of approach.

Being more objective

I’d like to evaluate criticism more objectively, and determine whether it’s constructive or destructive, and whether there’s any merit to it or not, before I accept or reject it, instead of reacting automatically.

Inkie has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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