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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KaiLouxSelf-Improvement :)

I would say that I have been “done” with this for quite some time, but I do believe that things of this nature will always be a work-in-progress. This past year has been wonderful, but it’s come with a lot of struggle and hardship as well. My husband and I overcame each and every obstacle and issue together, but we also had to find personal strength to see us through. My improvement came in the form of really, truly getting back on track with God. From there, I had to stop being a control freak, and honestly give things to him, stop worrying, and learn what it means to really have faith. It was hard. I won’t lie. However, enough practice made it come naturally.

Not to be misunderstood: I was never a negative person, and many people never knew the amount of things I have gone through in my life because I am such a cheerful, positive person, but it is easy to think of the worst scenario with certain people or situations and that is what I sought to resolve. Even with some of the most difficult people and situations in my life, I don’t assume the worst. I don’t naively, or blindly trust necessarily either, but I give a fair chance even when it is undeserved. 2 years ago

KaiLoux 3 years ago

tippytoes222It is ruining my relationship

My fiance and I moved in together in September. He now knows how I ALWAYS assume the worst. I stay up at night fantasizing about worst case scenarios. When he is at work I play over and over and OVER in my head what I would do if he came home and told me he was cheating on me.

I know he loves me. I know he would never do anything to hurt me but I can’t help but waiting for him to do it. I get so angry and bitchy for NO reason because it is as if I want the worst to happen. I don’t but I act that way.

I want to tell myself the worst isn’t going to happen, and actually believe it. 3 years ago

tippytoes222 3 years ago

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