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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DayDreamer37I'm going to consider this one "done" soon...

Ultimately all of these goals, I’ve noticed, are about releasing resistance…I mean if I have an ideal job, go to bed happy and wake up happy, I’m not getting in my own way and I can recieve all the good that is available to me. 2 years ago


DayDreamer37Doing what you want to do is not resisting...

“Follow Duty when you must…But keep your eye on desire and follow her every time you dare.”—Elizabeth Jones Towne 2 years ago


DayDreamer37To step out of your own way is...

“To step out of your own way is to practice the discipline of refraining from judging something you don’t like as bad, so as to stay open to the inevitable good that must, by definition of Source, be present in every situaion and condition. To step out of your own way is to do your job and let the Universe do its job.”—Sonia M. Miller, The Attraction Distraction 2 years ago


DayDreamer37This is why I must be aligned with my goals, resistance breeds failure...

Below is an important quote from the book Real World Time Management. It explains why I must really want my goals, be aligned with them. Too many times I’ve gone after things that deep down inside, I didn’t really want. And this is silly when there are so many things in this world that I do want. The key is alignment.

“There are often downsides associated with goals. If you want a promotion, you’re rewarded with money, increased authority and other benefits. On the other hand, the responsibility and attendant headaches are usually greater…what would you gain by not achieving your particular goal? If you don’t want the promotion in the first place because you like your job, and the only reason you want the promotion is the money, there’s a big reward for failure. You get to keep the job you like and avoid the one you don’t…you’re probably not going to do your best in a job you dislike, which may put the extra money at risk. Is there a different promotion you should be chasing that would allow you to get the money as well as the work you enjoy?”


“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.”- Erich Fromm2 years ago


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