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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kari in Olympia is doing 28 things including…

Give up having resentments

5 cheers

 

kari has written 2 entries about this goal

What is a resentment, really?

At a certain point this goal would simply be about denying the actual past that really happened. I guess what I meant was give up letting resentments bother me, because what’s done is done. I also wanted to assert an empowering vision of my own life. So I think I’ve done that, but not to the point of denying reality and there is resentment, it’s simply a natural reaction to the things that have happened. So I’ll keep this on the list, and never check it off!



Sometimes...

You will always have a resentment. However, seeing your own complicity, without falling prety to regret, is helpful. We learn from things, and I have learned not to sacrifice for others to the point of hurting myself. That’s a good thing, ain’t it.



kari has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.

 

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