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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Today, I will be honest and clear in all my communication.

I'm doing 23 things

PasadenaSue's Life List

  1. 1. Learn how to archive my goals
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. Work through "Personal Power" in a week
    12 entries . 13 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. grow veggies
    21 entries . 41 cheers
    14 people
  4. 4. Practice Gratitude
    22 entries . 44 cheers
    117 people
  5. 5. learn to slackline
    11 entries . 19 cheers
    33 people
  6. 6. Every day, I want to...
    13 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. learn to communicate with animals
    29 entries . 27 cheers
    16 people
  8. 8. I promise myself I will get my PhD in 2012
    40 entries . 149 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. have a cup of coffee in 43 different places
    31 entries . 43 cheers
    0 people
  10. 10. Progress, Not Perfection
    6 entries . 27 cheers
    9 people
  11. 11. acknowledge when people have done nice things
    21 entries . 109 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. list three positive things each day
    227 entries . 55 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. take one day at a time
    35 entries . 43 cheers
    48 people
  14. 14. Make someone smile every day for 30 days
    45 entries . 38 cheers
    0 people
  15. 15. Develop incredible self confidence
    18 entries . 40 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. face my fears
    27 entries . 48 cheers
    289 people
  17. 17. dance in public
    10 entries . 36 cheers
    69 people
  18. 18. spend 20 minutes a day outside for one week
    72 entries . 57 cheers
    0 people
  19. 19. Create my BEST year EVER in 2013!
    15 entries . 47 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. learn self-hypnosis
    16 entries . 25 cheers
    111 people
  21. 21. create a vision board
    7 entries . 40 cheers
    246 people
  22. 22. have a picnic
    13 entries . 48 cheers
    298 people
  23. 23. Double my income
    7 entries . 42 cheers
    48 people
  24. 24. Thank the Robot Coop for everything, and wish them all well
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    0 people

How I did it
How to raise my Standards
It took me
1 year
It made me
more confident

How to be positive
It took me
6 months
It made me
Positively happy!

How to improve my health
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Learn how to archive my goals
Does anyone know how we can get our data off of 43Things?

I have close to a decade of goals, thoughts, inspirations, and memories here which I would like to save if possible. If anyone knows how we can save our data, please post a reply!!

Thank you all in advance.

Thank the Robot Coop for everything, and wish them all well
Wow, nearly 9 years on 43Things.

Thank you for allowing me a safe place to share my goals, dreams, hardships, frustrations, and meet a great community of people. The discussions on 43Things have been supportive, encouraging, helpful, and honest. So different that many other sites on the internet. :(

I wrote things here that I have rarely shared with others. I met people who I may never see in person, who I care about and will miss. I found myself being a mentor, a coach, and at times a philosopher. 43Things has allowed me to express who I am inside without worrying about being criticized. That is a huge accomplishment on any forum.

Your dream created this community, and allowed us to grow as people. While we are sorry to see 43Things go away, no one can take away the memories we shared. Watching friends tackle fears, and come away victorious. Supporting people in their quest to achieve something they might have thought was impossible. Laughing at a clever post, or witty entry. I have learned a lot from all of you.

I wish everyone well as we move on with life. Perhaps we will meet up sometime, or someplace. I have cried over your entries, laughed and cheered, felt helpless at times, and been awed by your goals. I will miss you all.

Peace. PasadenaSue

Cheerbomb dec80 so she knows we support her in staying positive and "beating the blasted thing"! (read all 4 entries…)
Helping someone else is it's own reward.

This was a group effort to help a fellow 43Things person get positive energy from us during her beating the blasted thing. Good energy all around. Thanks to everyone who participated in this goal.

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