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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New Isabella in Augusta is doing 38 things including…

20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday

7 cheers

 

New Isabella has written 5 entries about this goal

Sunday Questions report #4...

I actually got this done this week on this Sunday for a change, although I’m 2 days late posting an entry here.

And I actually stayed home 3 whole days last week, and took some painfully slow babysteps towards my #1 goal for the week, which was an accomplishment even though it didn’t seem like much of one. It seemed to help that I wrote at the start of the week that one of the things I was looking forward to was accomplishing my #1 goal.



Sunday Questions Report #3...

Deja vu all over again!

I failed to work on my questions Sunday, and I finally got around to it on Tuesday, just like the previous week.

And I have the same problem with deciding something is important to do THIS WEEK, and then failing to work on it, that I had the previous week.

What can I learn from this? That if I do the same thing in the coming week and expect different results, I’m insane?



Sunday Questions Report #2...

Two Sundays ago, I didn’t get around to answering my 20 questions. And last Sunday I started but never finished. I finally finished this evening, which is Tuesday already. Better late than never, I hope.



Sunday Questions Report #1

I asked myself the questions Sunday, but I didn’t get around to answering them until this morning, which is Monday. But at least I did answer them, even if a bit late.

It is interesting that I did not accomplish the one thing last week that I thought was most important for me to accomplish last week. Hmmm… So let’s see how I do this coming week.

Also, there was a whole lotta fear going on last week for me. I was just listening to a very interesting radio program last night (instead of answering my Sunday questions) where a social evolutionary biologist who is trying to transform a school in Binghamton, NY was talking about how important it was for the students to feel safe, because fear is toxic as a motivator for change in the long run. Maybe this week I can do a little work on my goal to befriend fear.



I've tried this for the past 3 Sundays...

...and it seems to help me review & focus. I think I’ll be answering the questions off-line, but maybe I can make entries here to record my progress.

I’m adding this goal after dropping these other two that were going nowhere fast:

“Review Goals Weekly”
“Be my own life coach”



New Isabella has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.

 

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