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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love myself

I don’t really feel like I’ve ever been loved before, by other people and consequently not by myself. I think that’s kind of the root of a lot of the problems in the rest of my life. Honestly, I don’t just not love myself, I particularly don’t like myself. How messed up is that? It’s kind of like that guy at work who you can’t stand to be around but you have to put up with him because it’s work and he’s always there… I need to find some way around it and just love myself because if I don’t, I will never get to do any of the things I want to do in life.


Keep Your Head Up

I know what you mean. I feel EXACTLY like you do, and it’s kinda annoying. Like, how I know deep in my heart that I’m a okay person, but my heart just can’t seem to convince my brain to stop producing feelings of self-doubt.

Sometimes I marvel at the fact that if I wasn’t me, I wouldn’t like myself. For example, if I was someone else on the outside looking in, I would totally try to avoid me! (sorry, that came out a little weird but I don’t know how else to explain it)

I hope you keep searching your heart for self-love. It’s a tragedy when people give up hope, and I don’t want you to do that. I’m sure you’ll be able to fulfill your dreams in life. Keep trying!



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