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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How I did it
How to give up dairy
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
Actively Concerned

How to live frugally, but richly and deliciously.
It took me
4 weeks
It made me

How to plant a tree
It took me
1 day
It made me
Green with Growth

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leave notes in library books (read all 2 entries…)

I did this one .. why do I feel cheeky? Hmm perhaps the contents of my message. Today my targets were self help books and business management. I enjoyed the thrill and the wonder that it leaves me with. When stumbled upon what will it rouse?

Don't be nasty to myself when I fall short (read all 2 entries…)

For me, patience is a key to kindness and expectation is the lock on the door!! A trap I may have allowed but only for the moment! I have been working really hard on a business development project and expect more NOW and if not now, when? But this is unkind and unhelpful. I am learning the art of encouraging through patience and prioritised objectives =)

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Conscious thanks

for the many luxuries I am able to revel in. When I say luxuries they may be common to most of us … but I mean all that is easy to take for granted and then some .. from water, to shelter, to electricty, to company, to a variety of foods, to knowledge, to education, to liquid assets, to health and on and on.

I think that “care” is a great way to show respect/gratitude for all that I/we have. Care being; to take good care of ones body, to keep a clean and tidy house, to service ones vehcile, to not waste, to share items you no longer use … to me, these are all expressions of gratitude. When we “neglect” it is the true form of ungratefulness, when we care and look after, its a true form of gratitude in action.

Its one thing to express gratitude by word and another to demonstrate by action.

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