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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Andrew McAdam in Cambridge is doing 35 things including…

be more confident

3 cheers


Andrew McAdam has written 4 entries about this goal

a lot depends on this

This really came to a head yesterday. I had a chat with my girlfriend and basicaly she’s not happy in the relationship because I seem to have no confidence at all, and it’s affecting things like her friends think I’m rude because I don’t look at them when I’m talking, and I don’t plan big things because I’m worried about it not happening.

It was the kick I needed. I didn’t know she’d noticed how shy and unconfident I can be, but oit’s obviously noticable.

Got a big boost

One of my confidence issues is to do with how I look. So I put a photo of me on yahoo answers today to ask for opions. Overall everyone said I was attractive, which feels great. I’m in a much happier and more confident state of mind now.

here's an idea

When I need to feel confident. I remind myself of something I’m good at in life, this makes me feel much better. For me, I’m trainging for my black belt grading in Taekwondo, so I remind myself of this in every day life and it fills me with a feeling of confidence and extra energy.

Work is helping achieve this

I’ve been promoted at work into a consultancy role, meaning I spend a lot of time away working with strangers in foreign countries. This is helping my overall confidence as I’m having to deal with new people all the time so coming across as being confident helps a lot.

Andrew McAdam has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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