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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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Passionatelife777 is doing 42 things including…

Do something out of character

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Passionatelife777 has written 3 entries about this goal

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This is related to my other entries but since I started my new part time job, I have been living intimately with this goal. I am supposed to wear a little makeup at least, anytime I go anywhere and this is a very foreign concept for a nature girl like me. It is definitely getting me out of my comfort zone. On the one hand I don’t like having to focus on my looks but on the other hand it is stretching me to meet new people and I particularly hope it helps me to make some girlfriends. I am being trained by a woman that I feel is a good influence on me and I am hopefully going to learn how to get out of my own way. Not to mention, it couldn’t hurt me to put SOME effort at least into presenting myself a little better. I’m beginning to realize I don’t have to wear my “I don’t give a crap” attitude like it’s a badge I earned in girlscouts. Also, I already know that my boyfriend loves me for who I am and not what I look like so I don’t have to worry about that issue. Looking a little better ends up just being something nice that I think he will appreciate. I know makeup is not necessary for him to be attracted to me so I feel more comfortable about wearing it- if that makes any sense :)



Saw this quote I liked in an entry by Sitruunapuu...

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
—Raymond Lindquist

This is what I feel I most lack sometimes and is the reason why I end up procrastinating instead of doing something completely new that I know will make me much happier and fulfilled. That is why I want to have this goal to remind myself that I need to practice doing things that stretch my perceptions of myself. I think this goal could inadvertently help with lots of other goals too!



Hmmm... well let me think

How ‘bout a girl who doesn’t where makeup becoming a beauty consultant as of yesterday- don’t even ask me how that happened because I’m not even sure I know myself, lol.



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