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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loving each day in United Kingdom is doing 20 things including…

stop obsessing


 

loving each day has written 3 entries about this goal

on the way

I’m not nearly as obsessive anymore…I didn’t really do much about it; I just realised I couldn’t handle the obsessive worrying (most of it based on my own interpretations of my future as I imagined it – way out of realistic proportion and mostly made up in a very pessimistic way), I just had to calm down and trust myself, life, my relationships. And so I did. Worrying was not going to get me anywhere, it’s not productive, and it was nothing but bad for my self-esteem, feelings, relationships. I’m good enough and I can’t forsee the future. No point in spending my time on obsessive worrying.

I haven’t stopped obsessing completely but it’s not taking over my brain anymore, I can stop it in the tracks when it starts…it’s such a relief.



stupid brain

I still obsess way too much…I do know it’s not all about me, that not everything is down to how I look and that not everyone spends their time caring about what I’m up to. I know I don’t have to impress everyone I ever meet in every way and that not everything people say or do has anything to do with me. Still, sometimes my brain gets into overdrive and actually believes it’s all about me.
Stupid brain.



2007

I really want to stop obsessing…no actuallty, I NEED to… I’m obsessing about everything and anything, particularly other people’s opinion of me. It’s annoying, not productive and it often gets me into thought patterns that just make me feel bad about myself and upset.

But how do I do it?



 

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