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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Down to One in Kentucky is doing 31 things including…

Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.

77 cheers

 

Down to One has written 239 entries about this goal

7-3-11

1. My apartment
2. my refusal to go along with the status quo
3. my intelligence
4. my good eye for beauty
5. my ability to feel compassion and empathy



6-26-11

1. My apartment is a good place to live.
2. My afternoon summer school job is over.
3. I have the talent to create a beautiful home.
4. I am still making it every day one year after a devastating breakup.
5. I am working toward living my life for me and not worrying about what other people think.



6-21-11

1. I am debt free.
2. I am not fat.
3. I have an awesome job.
4. I am smart.
5. I am capable of taking care of myself.



1-24-11

1. I have a good job at a good school.
2. I own my home and can afford it.
3. I have a reliable car.
4. I am at a good weight.
5. My kids are healthy.



1-1-11

1. I have lost 28 pounds in the past eight months.
2. I have a good job with no fear of being laid off.
3. My kids are healthy.
4. I own my own home.
5. I am a smart girl.



10-14-10

1. I have a small frame.
2. I am smart enough to take care of myself.
3. Noah is doing better with getting his homework.
4. I love my house.
5. I love my job.



10-6-10

1. my patio and firepit are finally finished
2. no school today or tomorrow or the next day
3. got my toes done today
4. I’m not broke
5. my kids are healthy and happy



10-3-10

1. I am smart.
2. I am capable.
3. I am a hard worker.
4. I can make things happen.
5. I am not going to put up with bullshit from anyone.



9-14-10

1. I’m not hungry.
2. I’m not sick.
3. I have a home.
4. I have an education.
5. I am tough.



9-5-10

1. don’t have it get up tomorrow
2. my daughter and her friends “hang out” at my house
3. love working with kids every day
4. I’m smart
5. I’m practical (a lot of the time)



Down to One has gotten 77 cheers on this goal.

 

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