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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Recent Comments

plan our wedding

In response to Dreamdancer12's entry, "Up to my eyebrows"…
Thanks for the vote of confidence :) — 7 hours ago

Thankful we started planning when we did, and that I keep coming back to focusing it. I think our pacing has been going ok. Just need to get stuff sorted ASAP to reassure myself and everyone else, and also create the space for focusing on moving and business building :)

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In response to MrQuajin's entry, "14 days so far"…
Untitled — 8 hours ago

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In response to Kelaka's entry, "Sad to see this site go away."…
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In response to Rebeccas43Things's entry, "Untitled"…
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In response to Auntie B Belofg's entry, "I read the"…
I think Tim's... — 12 hours ago

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“Act first, apologize later” is a great take away, too. I have found that 99% of the time there is little to no consequence to having taking an action without going through the laborious “approval” process. And many people are already so overwhelmed that they really don’t want to overturn an action that’s already been taken, if it involves work on their behalf. I learned this initiative trick from Richard Marcinko’s books, where he is often shooting off a message or email that basically says: “I’m going to do such and such, ‘unless otherwise directed’”. And then he would act before anyone had a chance to respond.

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