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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rosewilder is doing 19 things including…

fearlessly live the life I want to live, be who I truly want to be, welcome change, unleash my inner, creative, adventurous, warrior self, and have no apologies for it, whatsoever, to anyone

20 cheers

 

rosewilder has written 3 entries about this goal

This. I need this more than ever now.

Despite my triumph over blaming myself for making an honest mistake detailed in my last post, I’ve been incredibly stressed out at work lately. The stress is interfering with my sleep, my health, and my happiness.

I go to these meetings about the new project, and I have no idea what anyone is talking about, and I realize that I don’t have the knowledge or the skills these people think I do.

Here’s the deal: Yes, I am going to have to learn a whole lot, very quickly, in a somewhat unsupportive atmosphere for learning. Much is going to change, and I’m not sure how it’s going to affect my working style and tasks, and that uncertainty is as scary as hell.

However, I have been completely focusing on everything I don’t know and can’t do, and not fortifying myself with the reminders that I have a big strength: I am a very quick learner. I am ideal for a situation that requires picking up new concepts quickly and well. If I don’t have the competencies they are expecting of me yet, I can be sure that I will have them soon.

I have to focus on my strengths, make peace with uncertainty and change (no easy task for me!), and trust my creative warrior self to emerge. I will make this work. I will thrive. I will hold my head high and be satisfied with my best efforts, making no apologies for not being perfect.



I liked it so much, I wrote it twice.

Fearlessly live the life I want to live, be who I truly want to be, welcome change, unleash my inner, creative, adventurous, warrior self, and have no apologies for it, whatsoever, to anyone!

Fearlessly live the life I want to live, be who I truly want to be, welcome change, unleash my inner, creative, adventurous, warrior self, and have no apologies for it, whatsoever, to anyone



Ooh! I love this goal I just adopted.

It is going to be my mantra for when I turn 42.



rosewilder has gotten 20 cheers on this goal.

 

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