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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achieve inner peace
I was so stressed out of my stinkin mind with social anxiety!

Everytime I saw people, any people, I became extremely stressed out and terrified. I spent a whole year hating life because I lived in fear of people (I was abused by peers and some teachers as a child). But now, I have achieved inner peace, because Christ has calmed my terrified spirit, and showed me that no matter what people may ever do, life must go on, and I must learn to feel confident in myself, because Christ loves me. If Christ loves me, then I’m special. If I’m special, then who were they to say they owned me and I was lower than them? So this means that if anyone is unkind to me, that it doesn’t mean I’m to blame (my tendency to blame myself is what caused my social anxiety. I was afraid my very existance drew unkind people to hurt me), but that they’re wrong, and what those cruel kids did was NOT my fault and was NOT something I deserved. Now, I’m self confident, people don’t sense fear in me and become unkind, but rather admire my transformation, and show me respect when they realize I show I don’t need nor care about their approval, and I have many friends. I’m whole in Christ, and filled with His peace that casts out all my fears.



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