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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janehrm. this goal is more of a lifestyle thing...

Each winning moment defined should really be a goal unto itself. SO maybe I need to make this more of a mantra than a goal. I’ll call it done – insofar as it is now officially internalized as a value. 5 years ago


My mom has a way of bursting my bubble.

She’s happy, she says, that I’m excited about my research ideas, but also, don’t forget, you’re new to the field, and other people know better and probably have already covered this ground, so don’t get a big head and think you know more than they do. She says that the thoughts I’m having now people were supposed to have had as undergrads but oh well better late than never and I’ll catch up.


So: winning moment #3 – Write something that gets published. Show her something legitimate. So she can stop trying to make sure I don’t have an over-sized sense of my own potential. Because, my head should be bigger, really! I should be allowed to have a nice big fat head. 5 years ago

janeWinning Moment #2

Be a proactive sprint leader at the conference in Italy. Make the most of my trip there. Really take the first serious individual initiative on creating an identity for myself as a woman with a career and some expertise in my field. 5 years ago

janeWinning moment #1

KICK BUTT on this research project and on writing the paper for it. Do a great job – my best – and fuck whatever anyone else thinks or says. Feel smart and capable and strong and organized. Impress MYSELF. 5 years ago

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