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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Overcome Being Shy (read all 2 entries…)

i need to do this badly! everyone calls me “the shy one” and i even got the “quiet girl” award. whenever i talk, people are like, “IT TALKS!!” it’s rather embarrassing.


This is the exact same as me. Even when I try to be outgoing and talk to people, at the end of the evening they’re all saying how quiet I am. I was in a choir once and one of the guys told me that whenever they had talked about me (they talked about me? is that a bad or good thing? lol) they referred to me as “the quiet one”.

Today I made a little break-through. I asked someone that was in another one of my classes how he was doing with the homework for it. It was only a short little conversation but I felt so happy with myself. It’s just the first step but you can do it!

Just make a goal every day, something small but powerful that will pump you up for the next time you get a chance to show that you are not “the quiet girl” and you do have valuable thoughts.

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