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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DivsSA in Johannesburg is doing 22 things including…

learn to control my emotions

3 cheers


DivsSA has written 3 entries about this goal

Learning curve

Sometimes I get upset when someone checks my work and they find faults or want me to use a different format or show the info in a different way from what I had originally done… I feel stupid and get upset and feel as thou I really am as dumb as they come.

Then after a while I still feel stupid coz they aren’t doing that to make me feel incompetant or useless but to make sure I learn all I can from them and their experiences.

I really am grateful that they take the time and effort to make sure I produce work that clients find valuable.

And the flood gates open

I cry even when i have no reason to and there i sit with tears in my eyes and me cursing myself for allowing that to happen

Why am i so emotional is honestly still something I’m trying to figure out – but hey baby steps. As soon as i figure that out the sooner i will learn to control these tears.

Is it possible???

I guess I am just a very emotional person and I can break into tears at the drop of a hat.
Which is not a good thing at all. I mean how can anyone take me serious when my emotions can be so easily seen. Anyone even a stranger will be able to notice when I am sad or angry and even when I truely try to hide it, my eyes give me away.

Is it possible to still feel the way I do but hide it from the world? I mean the way I feel in a sudden rage gives me the strength to defend myself and take a stand. And the tears that burn my eyes in a emotional arguement allow me to believe in my self.

But I don’t want to loose my emotions completely just learn to keep them hidden so that my words and not my teary eyes can make a point.

DivsSA has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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