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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Ivymere in San Francisco is doing 40 things including…

become more confident


Ivymere has written 2 entries about this goal

More steps toward this

I just made an appointment at a salon for this weekend – I think a little change or pampering will help me be more confident. I can’t get a haircut till December, though, sadly. A new haircut makes me feel loads better.

Slowly but surely

For me, this was a process of a few years…and it wasn’t until college that I noticed a good big change.

It started in high school, joining track and field helped – because I was able to do something (instead of just being afraid and hiding at home or the library). And my senior year of high school, I joined speech & debaet. That REALLY jumpstarted me getting out of my shell. :D

When I entered college, I decided to finally take classes I am inerested in – hell with if they’re practical or required or not (I mean in addition to my regular classes). So I took theater and swimming and choir and all this helped boost up my confidence – not because I did them well, but because I did them.

Thinking positive helps. Get that pessimism out of your system and focus on the good!


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