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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DaveH57Or just learn to enjoy what you do

I read an article the other day that, in a work context, rather than try to find something that is an exact match to you, it is better to take a craftsman’s approach to what you do – to do it to the best of your abilities. My father (heavy power engineer) reckons that if you investigate anything closely it becomes interesting. On the other hand I’d still like an absorbing hobby, particularly since I’ll be retiring (hopefully) in a few years 5 months ago


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atinygoatThe more I think about this goal..

I added this goal quite some time ago, and the more I think about it, the more obvious the answer is.

While I love so many things in life, the ones that I keep coming back to are teaching, travel, and more and more so lately, cooking/food. I have come to define myself by these things, and if I don’t have enough of them in my life, I miss them immensely.

I quit my main teaching job last month to stay home with my daughter, and I’m not looking into local volunteer ESL opportunities because it’s not about the money, it’s my passion.

At any rate, I’ve known this for a while now, and I no longer feel the need to have this listed as a goal. 9 months ago


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