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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Keep your head up when you’re walking—the floor will always be there. Smile and don’t be afraid of standing with your best posture as possible.

Remind yourself that you’re strong, that you’re confident, and that you’re pretty darn awesome. Convince yourself that you know what you’re doing. You don’t need anyone else to tell you what you already know—it’s up to you to recognize and embrace what you have.

Every time you try to pick up a new hobby or you get nervous for some sort of presentation or performance or anything, just tell yourself “I’ve been doing this all of my life,” even if it’s your first time. Basically, convince yourself that you have the strength and that you can do anything you set your mind to.

“Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.”

Be the one to tell yourself that you are confident and you will realize that you are more confident than you think.

What helped me gain my confidence the most… was helping others. If I can help someone else become more confident, then it boosts my confidence as well.

So find someone that needs your help and take the time to make them smile. Even one smile from yourself to another goes a long way. Even if you don’t realize it, everyone is a sort of role model to someone else, regardless of whether someone is demonstrating the right thing to do or not. Despite whether someone completely worships another or if there’s only a slight admiration, at least looks up to you. Recognize that you have a purpose—that you can help spark confidence within someone else, and you will become confident with yourself.


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