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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theresa rie is doing 25 things including…

be happy with myself

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theresa rie has written 1 entry about this goal


I think I (and we) need to focus on what we have and on what our abilities are… and not constantly think “what should i have achieved by now” or “(s)he has it so much better”.. it doesn’t matter if you are married by 30 or if you have a degree.
Even though it’s hard with some things, I try to improve things I don’t like in my life or about myself. It’s small steps…
If you don’t feel pretty… focus on what you like. I’m sure there’s SOMETHING…Noone is I try to be the best I can and a good friend, good student, good worker. It makes me happy if I make other people happy… I think that’s the most important thing: That you are proud of yourself because you try to be a good person, not because you’re skinny or work 24/7.
I will never be “perfect”. And it doesn’t matter really.

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