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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Yesterday when I was speaking to a friend, I reprimanded myself of not to complain and changed the tonality. It made me feel good. I also told my husband that he should remind me in case I forgot about not to complain. 4 weeks ago

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I need to find a way to track myself when I am doing this. I am pretty good at not complaining on social networks, but I know I could work on it in person. Also, I want to quit talking badly about people. I always feel gross after I am dpne doing it, so I just need to stop. 4 months ago

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I feel that complaining and criticising are two separate things, and that I now tend to criticise where I feel necessary, rather than complain. Obviously, I do get annoyed about situations, but I think I have gained greater perspective on these and have learned more self-control when it comes to expressing my opinion on these.

I will mark this goal as complete, but as usual, this is subject to me maintaining this. If I start slipping, then I will re-enstate this goal. 6 years ago

ZijuePositive Feedback

I have made some headway with this goal at least :) I do complain less than I used to, but I think that I could still do with cutting down a bit more before I tick this off as done. I think the main difference has been putting things into perspective before going off on one.

Realising that most people’s decisions are primarily revolving around them and their world means the worst that people do to you usually is simply not consider you. Unless these people have a really good reason to note your impact on them, any effect they have on you is going to be unintentional and basically, tough sh*t.

When I think of it like this, it seems like a waste of breath to whinge about the way the world works and the way people work, when a) I can’t do anything about it, b) I don’t do anything about it, or c) it just ain’t that damned important!! :) 6 years ago

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