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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Okay, right now, I AM THE FREAKINTORTOISE! OK! I RULE as the tortoise right now because I am slow and steady and wanting stability! And dough, can’t forget the dough. 7 years ago

PositanaDoing it

Really working hard on this one. I have a loose plan that I think if good.

Slowly I am able to see further into the future. 7 years ago

PositanaCan this be achieved?

I am not confident that I can do this…or that I should. It sounds good though…

As I get older, I see the benefits of sticking to things, even unpleasant things.

I am constantly going from one thing to the next, changing direction…unstable should be my middle name.

But it’s all so that I can live my life to the fullest and do things that I enjoy. I know that life is not always fun but at least the unpleasant parts should be encountered while attempting to enjoy it.

I remember that I met a woman who had worked in the same small school for 40 years. She had one more year to retirement in Florida. Of course she had the house, husband, car and (grown) kids.

That’s great if that’s your thing. I’m not knocking stability.

So many people at my age, through hard work and tenacity are eons further than I am in my career, with home ownership, assets, etc.

Do I have regrets? 7 years ago

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