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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Taylor in Wisconsin is doing 18 things including…

finish our book

14 cheers

 

Taylor has written 3 entries about this goal

We finally started this week

After two or three years of doing nothing, we’ve finally started working again – just for a few hours on Monday. But it felt really good.



Maybe some movement

Over margaritas on Saturday we talked about starting to work on the book again. It’s been two years since we did anything substantial on it, and we need to finish it or give up in order to make room in our lives for new projects.

Talking over margaritas is dangerous because everything seems possible under the influence of tequila. The reality is that not everything is possible. So much of it is about priorities. About setting aside time to work, and not getting sidetracked.

When it comes to food and other things, my eyes are often bigger than my stomach. I want everything, but can’t possibly eat everything I put on my plate. As a result, a lot of effort (and food) gets wasted.



My wife and I were writing a book together

but for the last year or so we’ve made almost no progress. The interviews and document sit in a file cabinet.

This year, I want us to finish it.



Taylor has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.

 

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