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.

Export My Content

MandM15 was spending time with an old friend I had lost touch with

Care less about what people think of me

I’ve always been the sort of person that is seeking for other people’s approval. I, myself, have no idea why I seem to have this habit. My family has always been supported and I haven’t had many encounters with bullies. But entering high school for the first year has…enlightened me a bit. Well as much as high school can. I realized that waiting for someone to compliment me or tell me that they like my makeup isn’t going to make me feel that much better in the long run. Ten years from now I’m probably not going to even remember their name let alone remember that they liked my sparkly fish necklace. Truth is, to really be happy with myself all I need is my approval. And that’s why every day I’m going to work toward accepting myself and putting aside other people’s opinions of me…to a point.


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