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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happylinda 7 years ago


rhayes007 2 months ago


Beyond Good and Evil 4 months ago


Kaylarenee87 7 months ago


littlerusalkaNote to Self

Sometimes trying to listen better can act as a barrier to listening because you are putting pressure on yourself to try harder. Let go and it will come naturally. 9 months ago


littlerusalkaA short, effective talk about listening

Julian Treasure describes how the noisiness of modern life has effected our capacity to listen well and gives tips on how to change this.

http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better.html 10 months ago


littlerusalkaDefer Judgement!

I’ve been doing some reading about active listening tonight and realise that like many people, I am guilty of not fully listening because I’m easily distracted, either by other things happening around me, my own thoughts on what the person is saying or I’m busy trying to multi-task.

I am particularly guilty of getting distracted by my own thoughts because I have a very analytical mind, so I think I am going to set myself a challenge to try and not interrupt the flow of communication between me and someone else by thinking too much! This is going to be a big challenge, but I have to begin somewhere.

Let the active listening begin!! 10 months ago


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Daniel 20 months ago


niekoolienI think i've gotten better at this

But here’s always room for improvement i suppose 20 months ago


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rhonda murray 22 months ago


Superdude57Untitled

I guess I need to record when I notice myself doing this and what effect it has had. 22 months ago


Superdude57Untitled

I need to do this with family and at work as much as anywhere. I tend to tune out when I’m not interested in what someone is saying. I need to work on the ‘seek first to understand’ part. 23 months ago


Maggie FriedrichsStill need to work on this

Less talking and more listening. I hate facing my short comings, but this is one of them. I need to listen more, engage people in a conversation and not turn it around to be about me or my experiences. I don’t like the way this must come across to people, and I am working on it. I love to hear about peoples everyday life. I don’t mind hearing about peoples jobs, family, and daily adventures. I realize some people don’t want to hear or know that stuff about others. Still working on this. 23 months ago


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