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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lifeisgood61 is doing 43 things including…

Shine and help others shine

32 cheers


lifeisgood61 has written 5 entries about this goal

Started writing a spotlight for my volunteers

It’s just a small way to show them off, make them feel appreciated and for me to fulfill this goal. I’d like to remember this more…give credit where it is due. Brag about people in front of others. You know do the stuff everyone secretly wishes would be done for them.

I tend to be good at this

It’s an understated skill. Setting things up so that people look good. Giving credit where it’s due…and where it might be due. Helping people to see themselves in a good light.

I'm recommitting to this because I like it so much

Ever notice how people who are generally positive are so nice to be around? There’s so many challenges today. Everyone has a burden, plus there’s so much negativity in the media. A positive person who has a good word to say about you to others is such a breath of fresh air.
I want to be more like that.

One of the things I do best.... recruit and train people to be child advocates for our local court system. I notice a lot of people on 43things have “volunteer” as a goal, which is admirable. I see volunteerism as the fast track to deepening your understanding of who you REALLY are. If you want to learn meaningful stuff…volunteer. It will shine a light on those you help as well as on you.

I love this goal...

I always have believed that there’s lots of opportunity to shine for all of us. It’s not some scarce commodity. When we shine the spotlight of grace on someone else and let them have their moment, a little bit spills back on us. It’s fun.

lifeisgood61 has gotten 32 cheers on this goal.


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