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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shelagh_cmy car broke down

and the repair cost is approx. 2 month salary
it isn’t nice
the good thing is that it broke down when used by my dad and not me while driving with my daughter – no stress
the bad thing is that I have neither a new car budget nor any repair budget
what came to my mind was I must be able to change the situation
the interim solution must be my parents help
the ultimate solution is an increased income so I can both afford regular savings and a new car
this probably means looking up a new opportunity – extra or a different one on the market
this is how God tells you it’s time to change
God has been shouting at me lately
thank you God 15 months ago

shelagh_cit seems to me

my daughter has chosen to end the breastfeeding relationship we’ve had for over 21 months. It’s such an emotional breakup. I think it may be similar to the moment your child is getting married, that’s why often parents cry. Nothing seems to have changed at first glance but still, things are not the same… I was ready and open and left it for her to decide, though I wasn’t not really anticipating this moment. But it means she’s (we’ve) now started a new era – new exciting time in our life. Time to wash the tears and start enjoying the new.

Gah! Haven’t I said I wanted to battle the fear of CHANGE? I can tell you in secret in even tapped on it… I had a different change in mind but the universe is wiser… My daughter, she’s such an amazing teacher of mine.16 months ago

shelagh_cKnowing the facts and the trends...

I can either wait for my superiors to take a decision based on their very own thinking or I can suggest opportunities and take part in this decision making. I am convinced I will get heard by my direct manager. Why not try? Let’s give it a try. I have nothing to lose. Let it go. 17 months ago

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are so much braver than we adults are. Therefore we must not pass our fears onto them, just ensure a sound level of safety for their fearless minds to unfold. 2 years ago

shelagh_cNote to self

Lesson of the week.

Different people behave differently in meetings.

People like to feel smart. If their perception of their own smartness is under threat, some of them will apply a range of different behaviors so as to feel smart again. They will not make efforts to get an understanding of what’s really going on though.

I cannot change anybody’s behavior in meetings (or behavior in general.).

Only I can react.

PS. I have never identified this need of feeling smart in my own behavior, and never really understood why some would wear these masks… 2 years ago

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