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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Seven's 33 goals tagged motivation
  1. live passionately 5637 people
  2. be more confident 11597 people
  3. take more risks 1080 people
  4. Believe in myself 1343 people
  5. feel the fear and do it anyway 437 people
  6. break free 150 people
  7. inspire and be inspired 278 people
  8. be the best person i can be 236 people
  9. Stop wasting valuable time 37 people
  10. be a leader 195 people
  11. Control my thoughts. 35 people
  12. Take initiative 27 people
  13. Find out what I'm good at 96 people
  14. Figure out what motivates me 90 people
  15. be the best version of myself 42 people
  16. Learn from other people's mistakes 1 person
  17. figure out how to learn from my bad experiences 12 people
  18. Stop thinking of myself as a victim of circumstances beyond my control 1 person
  19. Hack my brain 1 person
  20. wing it! 0 people
  21. make a list of 365 quotes that inspire me 169 people
  22. put William James' words to the test: "Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." 2 people
  23. don't spend my whole life dreaming. wake up and make things happen. 3 people
  24. Think of all the things I would do if I won the lottery, and then look for ways to work towards them now, even without a multimillion dollar bank account 8 people
  25. Progress, Not Perfection 10 people
  26. Don't EVER let myself become the person who is content to live an ordinary life and who is afraid to dream and to do BIG things 0 people
  27. Work towards reaching at least one of my 43T goals each day 1 person
  28. find inspiration in the past, not regrets 0 people
  29. not be a slave to hope, nor a slave to waiting 0 people
  30. be more disciplined and motivated 0 people
  31. find my happy spot again 2 people
  32. own up to my faults, learn from my mistakes and let go of guilt & regrets 1 person
  33. destroy fear, self-doubt, anxiety and laziness 1 person

 

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