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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tinfoiled in Paris is doing 35 things including…

take advantage of every opportunity

6 cheers


tinfoiled has written 1 entry about this goal

take advantage of every opportunity

... this is very similar to the goal “not let any more opportunities pass me by”, which has way more people subscribed to it.

But I prefer this phrasing. It feels more active, doing something instead of avoiding not doing something.

Yesterday morning, a friend called me and asked me if I was interested in filling a last-minute part in their short film. They’ve been filming for weeks, it was the last day of shooting and they needed someone “blondish, skinny computer guy”. (I’m not an actor, by the way)

I should have called in to work and canceled the day… but I had an ‘important’ audio conference.

In retrospect… wow. Duh. Regrets… There’s never anything in an audioconf that can’t be done another time.

tinfoiled has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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