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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A Well-Read Dog Head in Kansas City is doing 34 things including…

practice pronoia

8 cheers


A Well-Read Dog Head has written 3 entries about this goal

Some amazing things from the past couple of weeks

A few really wonderful things have happened to me since I’ve started trying to consider the universe to be working on my behalf:

1. I went to a lecture at a local university and was unable to find unrestricted parking. After driving around for 15 minutes, I gave up and parked in a restricted spot, got out of my car and found $80 cash. I literally stepped right on it. I waited around but no one came to claim it, and no one has put up a notice seeking it. Score one for terrierhead. Thanks universe!

2. I got back from a quick walk to get a sandwich to arrive right on time for a meeting that I’d noted wrong on my calendar. It really turned out to be a stroke of luck, and there’s no way that my timing could have been better.

3. My dog, Taffy Terrierhead, lost her tags on a walk, and someone anonymously put them on our porch. :-)

4. The weather has been relatively mild for January and I’ve been able to walk the Taff-ster without worrying about slipping on ice.


Trying to look at things differently

I’ve noticed that anger is a major motivating force for me. Instead of seeing it as a negative, I will try to see anger as my cue to do something different. For example, if I’m mad about a social condition, it’s my cue from the universe to make a difference rather than just to stew about it.

I’m going to have to learn more about pronoia.

A real challenge

This will be work for me. My philospophy so far has been more along the lines of the malicious universe.

A Well-Read Dog Head has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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