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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  1. 1. do good deeds for strangers
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  2. 2. be present
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  3. 3. hike the AT
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be present
value the present moment

I don’t want to live my life as a means to an end. I want to work on not resisting the present moment, but accepting it for what is, not judging, just living.

do good deeds for strangers
helping others

I’ve decided that one way to stop my incessant mind chatter, which is often about nothing important and can be detrimental to my own well-being, I am going to focus on helping other people, either loved ones or complete strangers, on a daily basis. There is something really special about brightening someone else’s for no other reason but to brighten their day. I think that if everyone took time out of their lives to do this, the world would be more peaceful and people less egotistical and mind identified. This will only work if the doing can be separate from the ego. Good deeds must be done in and of themselves, not so that the “doer” can feel better about his or her own life.


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