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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stop pulling my hair (read all 5 entries…)
Self Improvement

I think it will feel great to have this behind me. I’ll bet many of you feel the same way. It would be great to one day just not have this be something to think about. Still working at it. That’s the only way it will happen, to keep trying and finding things that work.

stop pulling my hair (read all 5 entries…)
Keeping at it

Hi Friends,

I am keeping my determination to kick the habit. Not yet, but I will get it behind me. I have been making progress – a few days great – then some not great. Sort of works like that so far. Moving forward…

stop pulling my hair (read all 5 entries…)
Good days, Better days

Thanks for all of your cheers. I read them and it does make a difference. I am discovering this is a process. I sometimes am very determined and have a great day with minimal pulling. Then the very next day may not work out so great. So I am keeping with the positive affirmations and other techniques I’ve learned here and elsewhere that I think will work for me. Giving myself a 5 minute break, acting “as if”, praying and meditating to notice negative thoughts and don’t let them have such a large say, etc. I am determined to go from good days to better ones. If anyone else has tried to break this habit and it has taken a while, or seems impossible – don’t be discouraged. If anyone knows it’s not easy -it’s ME. If anyone knows how hard it is to cope with – it’s also me. Keep the faith and keep working on positive approaches. I am slowly making progress. One tiny step forward, then shoved a mile back. So, I get up again and take another step forward. Even if you don’t feel like it, keep trying, let go of things beyond your control and allow things to work for you. Blessings.

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