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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bessiebreezer 2 years ago

VioletMyst still believes that Unusual traveling instructions are dancing lessons from Godtheres actually a study guide for this...!

and it even comes with skills workbooks, encouraging CD’s, and maybe even a ‘process’ support group in a city near you….!

But to be more serious, it’s the new concept of ‘Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’ or DBT….theres also earlier form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. Both have been proven extremely effective in treating people with anxiety disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anger management, et al…
I havent yet been very long on this path, but the small taste i’ve gotten has given me a great insight and beginning tool-set to deal with that tricky brain thang…and all the analyzing it has done as a (highly ineffective) coping strategy against my depression and ptsd. Here’s one example: i’ve been told to ‘stop living in the past’, and have always retorted “i’ve worked so hard to heal my past!” But a new perspective given to me by DBT is “the past can be Just This Morning” Meaning if youre still mulling or lost in thought over events of the A.M… wont be very present throughout the P.M. Just this one tool has made drives to appts when running late much less stressful….instead of stewing over all the ways i screwed up in running late, i focus now on: “Okay, accept that youre running late, thats present reality….perhaps you can apologize when you arrive, but thats in the future, but for right now the only task & focus is driving safely, listen to music, enjoy the scenery…BE PRESENT WITH THE CURRENT MOMENT.

and what a difference that makes… 2 years ago

Christy eeeeeeeA way of getting everything i covet and need

It started with i was very young, my mom does it too, i would build a fantasy in my mind from things i saw on tv and i would live in them so as a child i did not develop proper social skills because they only come when your are engaged…without the social skills required i did not do well with people the funny thing is that i was aware of what people thought of me (i was aware of emotions but not too aware of facts) so that anytime i failed in a social situation (and that happened much too often) i would slip into my day dream state and stay there…sometimes all day! i was safe, i was truly happy no one can make me feel stupid and in my day dream i was always very special. As i grew older i found that i did not mature properly…and how could i when i wasnt attending to what i needed to. i find myself alone even when im in a crowd (although i usually have at least 1 day a week when im fully present and the happiest iv been even happier than i am in my fantasies but i cant hang on to that reality for too long) now i am 24 and i have accomplished so much in the last 2 yrs (i feel that my day dreams have decreased 80% in that time) but i am back to daydreams and i hate it hate it i waste days just sitting and conjuring another reality and i need to stop…i guess i need a friend someone who i can talk to about this 3 years ago

Christy eeeeeee 3 years ago

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