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.
Advice from Champion Goal-Achievers
In the process of honing their life lists, 43 Things members have experimented with countless goal-setting techniques and discovered which methods promote progress and which ones fail to yield results. An elite group fashioned this knowledge into their own personal goal-setting strategies and quickly mastered the art of getting things done. Around 43Things, such all-stars are known as Champion Goal-Achievers.
To help you improve your New Year's resolution batting average, we asked Champion Goal-Achievers to share a few of their life list-making principles and practices. Here's their advice for making good on your pledges for 2014.
When selecting a New Year's resolution what qualities are important?
How do you manage goals on your list?
How do you stay focused and maintain your momentum?
What tactics do you find to be the most effective for completing goals?
How do you overcome pitfalls while working on goals?