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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Great Expectations

If you don’t know what you are waiting for, don’t wait! If you knew what you were waiting for then you would know where you wish you would like to be… Then, even if you didn’t know, you would at least feel the need to find about ways to get there. You wouldn’t know you got there even if it hit you in the face because you didn’t know what you were waiting for in the first place or you are a dead man walking because you are not waiting for anything…

This is the new definition of losing time. Always try to stay conscious of what you are or might be waiting for. Only lose time for finding out what you might be waiting for… Beware of your time frame! You may be losing time. If you still don’t know what you are waiting for when your time is up, don’t wait. Be alert to other things that you might be waiting for or at least think about other things that would make you feel good when waiting for them.

Nothing stays the same though. Human is not being it is becoming. Also don’t forget to refuel yourself and your life once in a while, think about things that nobody has waited for before… Search for the things only you might be waiting for. Discover what others are waiting for, have to wait or would like to wait… Don’t exaggerate. Don’t lose time with mastering what others have in mind, restrain yourself! There is a relative point where you should stop learning about others, trespassing makes you lose time… Don’t fall into somebody and never set traps for anyone to fall into you, making others lose time means you are losing your own time. This, at first may seem like selfishness but making others lose time is real selfishness.

How would you know that you have to wait for that single thing? You found something worth waiting for – fine! – how correct are you? You are as correct as how much you can be true to yourself and/or how much you know about yourself.

One does not lose time digging into himself as long as s/he comes up eventually. It may not be problem to dig for some, before digging it is usually helpful to build or to locate emergency exits back to life. Life goes on above, if you complete your own map below, who knows, you may be coming up above way ahead of the entrance. Last exit is usually the new entrance. If you lose your track below you might be coming up way behind your last entrance.

Your becoming is normally determined by your being, as well as your map below. Unless of course your becoming relies on other beings/things. But if this is the case then it is obvious that you have fallen into somebody or something. Fine but think, will you able to find that being/thing to be and to become, as long as you exist; most probably the answer is no!

So find your own “something” to wait for or “yourself” to become…

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Tank, upload the Skorsky program, please…

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