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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How to stop caring what other people think of me


Dreamdancer12 Getting on with it :)

with compassion

I agree with everything you’ve written, and am happy for you that you’ve had these breakthroughs.

I would also like to add the clause that it is important to act and speak with compassion.

Making yourself happy is all well and good. And only you can take care of you, and invest in the things that make you feel wonderful. It can also bring much joy to lighten another’s emotional state, and offer support and affrimation.

So it is a dance of balancing, and acting with kindness, awareness, and compassion towards all, including our selves as worthy too :)

gottawonder Loves her tortoise!


You don’t come across as a hurtful person, but I agree with Dreamdancer.

Speaking your mind…kindly…while still expressing your feelings, is a great goal for anyone.

You sound like a fun person, and I can’t imagine there are too many people who are critics. Jealous, perhaps, people who aren’t as brave, or as fun loving as you. Fear or feeling threatened brings out the critic in small people.

Glad you’re free now.

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i’m so jealous. haha! coz even though how much I tried to tell myself to speak whatever going on my mind, I cant. I’m afraid that people would judge me and talk behind my back which happened to me before. I’m not that strong enough to hear their gossips about me without hurting. thats why I am very happy that u made it :)

Thanks. I hope you achieve this soon. I wish I could help you. But really it’s a choice you make. You have to know yourself. You have to believe in what you think, and there won’t be space for other people’s opinion about yourself. People are so relative. You will never be able to please everyone, so you might as well, please yourself. And I have to tell you… I don’t have many friends, but all the people that stick around, love me for who I really am =) Take care!

People gossip about you because you respond in the way they expect you to. With time you will learn to be less reactive and trust your own self more. There is no stress, really. Be easy on yourself. In time you’ll see there really is no need to seek the approval of others who you probably don’t really give a damn about anyway, and speaking your mind and standing for your own won’t seem as risky. Wishing you the best.

stargirl0511 has gotten 11 cheers on this entry.


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