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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accept that I cannot be perfect for everyone

I have to accept that I cannot please everyone. There may be some people who may not like me or love me, even in the future. But I should just be myself and accept that I am not perfect. I have to stand up for myself. If I have 2 options: one will please person A and another that will please person B; I should do the one that would please me. Even if I find a 3rd solution that pleases both A and B, maybe C won’t like it. I guess all situations in life will bring such problems and people are different and might want two opposite things frm u. Ur living this life for urself and not those people. Do what will make u happy.

Need to get rid of the negative self talk first of all. Its eating me away. I have done it before and I can do it again. Don’t know how it creeped its way back in.


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