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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.

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Learn to argue without crying.
I've had

three such cases in the last two weeks. Not a tear, unless you count that my eyes did get watery… but they didn’t fall!


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I curled my toes in my

shoes a lot. It took a lot and was very, very draining. I kept thinking that I would not be defeated. Last time I cried at one of these meetings everyone went over board thinking I was weak.

They do not understand however, crying does not make one weak. But I’ve got to deal with them…

did I also mention I literally bit my tounge.

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Thank you Abby...

it is especially hard to do when one was a good friend at a time…

But I did do it. Partly due to pulling out Super B.

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I would

not be defeated by brainless people! I’m better than that…

At least I kept telling myself that over and over. I did do two things, curled my toes in my shoes and literally bit my tounge…


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Oh yeah...

I cry…

But no one can understand me when I’m blubbering… so I waited until after the meeting and cried…


what is it exactly that you are thinking that stops you from crying during an argument…..
i’ve tried a few things too, like telling myself not to, i find that just makes it worse. and if the other person says that why are you crying….then i just can’t stop!!!!

It's tough...

but I am a strong person, even if I do cry, I am still strong.

Too many people see crying as a sign of weakness, it isn’t, it is just how we deal with it.

But for them to preceive me as weak, I do not want that. As my points would not get across as they would have that perception and/or let sympathy get in the way of the points.

I just thought about their view point of me being weak and them winning. I did not let that happen. I would not let them win. It took time and a lot of practice, but I did it!

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