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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aleisha88 is doing 23 things including…

get rejected

5 cheers


aleisha88 has written 3 entries about this goal

Fears Of Rejection

So I’ve had a few small rejections but I don’t feel they are enough. My biggest fear of rejection I’d guess is someone not liking me. Like trying to talk to someone and they don’t wanna talk to me. Like, trying something new and not doing “good enough.” Well that happened with the youtube vid. But my biggest rejection involves a person not liking me. I need to put myself out there more.

I’m still not ready to cross this off.

Youtube Videos

Well I put up some youtube vids and they haven’t done well with feedback. I guess that’s rejection but I need to aim higher. Of course I don’t want to aim for rejection, I’m aiming for success. I just want to stop not doing things because I may be rejected. So freaking what.

Let's Aim For Rejection

well this is a good goal. if you aren’t getting rejected in life, you aren’t living. i want to live the good life. the good life is broad, open, fun, enjoyable and fulfilling. it’s also laced with rejection because you can’t live a fulfilling life without rejection.

My life is so unfulfilled because I fear rejection so much that I’d rather do nothing. Oh well, it’s time for a change. I’m gonna put myself out there.

aleisha88 has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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