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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Carosternchen is doing 3 things including…

Become more outgoing


Carosternchen has written 1 entry about this goal

become a new me

When I was 18, I realized that I stood in my way to be happy. I was sure people did not like me and I never felt at ease in crowds.

Well … I challenged myself to just act as if I would enjoy myself on parties and stop running away from every opportunity. I tried all ways to make new friends, and I just trained smalltalk whenever I could, even though at first I felt so weird. And slowly, within 2 years, it stopped feeling awkward and suddenly, when I described myself as shy and introvertive, people started laughing and now, 10 years later, I can make contact with almost everybody on a party, and not knowing anybody does not stop me from going anywhere any more … and I get noticed.

I still feel drawn to the shy people on the party and try to get them into a group …


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