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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is at work cleaning up shortage reports.

I'm doing 10 things

How I did it
How to buy my first house
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Quit my job (read all 4 entries…)
whistle blower

Hey, so now I know the things I’m supposed to be doing but get told to do additional things and I don’t have enough help getting all of these things done. Fortunately I’ve been sending emails and when corporate checks on me, I forward these emails on. Corporate is coming on Monday. Either to light a fire under the new management (since I also mentioned all the other things that are not getting done) or to harrass me.
Yeah, I’m rocking the boat, but this company is in a bad way, a sinking ship so to speak, and I am not the problem. I might even be the answer.
I’ve got 2.5 years move experience with the inventory and processes than the Warehouse manager and 3 years more than the Asst manager, who has been here since January.
I know they won’t pull that trigger, but I’ll make them think about what they’ve done.

lose weight and keep it off (read all 2 entries…)
an overdue update

So I work in a large warehouse and I fix receiving issues. I walk everywhere. I’m down to 184 fron 199 when I left Georgia. Bad thing is that I still have a spare tire to lose. My goal now is 168. I love food, but I think I can do it.

Quit my job (read all 4 entries…)
Take 2

Okay. Since the last time I wrote, I did quit my job at Sedgwick County Emergency Services. Now I have to plan to get out of another job. It’s changed management recently and I have a feeling that I am not part of that regime. What it is doesn’t really matter, what is bad is that I am filling my brain with crap that doesn’t matter to anything. It is not helping anyone grow. It’s just money. And brain filling static. This job is in fact obliterating my time on this earth. I am not creating. I am not writing. I am not helping people throUgh their lives. I am not making an impact on anyone except these people who want me to make them more money than they give to me. It is depressing, and life is too short to be depressed. Brainstorming time.

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