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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dsabrunner's Life List

  1. 1. Run 25 miles a week
    8 people
  2. 2. be more giving to my friends
    1 person
  3. 3. plant a beautiful garden
    23 people
  4. 4. get organized
    6,534 people
  5. 5. save money
    16,491 people
  6. 6. stop being so sad
    118 people
  7. 7. spend more time with my kids
    354 people
  8. 8. lose weight
    42,100 people
  9. 9. be somebody worthwhile
    1 person
  10. 10. Be confident
    1 entry
    1,524 people
  11. 11. bake homemade bread
    8 people
  12. 12. have a blog
    39 people
  13. 13. Find a new job
    1,164 people
  14. 14. Improve my Spanish
    1,092 people
  15. 15. get my kids on a better schedule
    1 person
  16. 16. make more friends
    5,510 people
  17. 17. practice random friendliness
    1 person
  18. 18. get a manicure
    185 people
  19. 19. make my kids happy
    11 people
  20. 20. fix up my bathrooms
    1 person
  21. 21. Submit magazine articles
    1 person
  22. 22. show my kids how to be happy
    1 person
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Be confident

I have no confidence. Everything I try fails, I just don’t believe in myself anymore and I don’t think anyone else does either. I haven’t done any big, awful thing it is just my loserness shines through. I feel sad that this is the example my kids get. I don’t know if I need to accomplish something worthwhile to feel more confident or if I need to try to feel more confident first…


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