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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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feel utterly comfortable being alone

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balance11 has written 5 entries about this goal

dadadada...i'm lovin' it! ;)

I have watched this video maybe 4 or 5 times. it is so amazing. A friend suggested it to me my first year of college when i was feeling extremely lonely as opposed to my comfortably loneliness now, lol. I watch it and i smile because all the things the pot lists are things i would enjoy doing alone and finding possibly more things. How to be Alone- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs



be my own best friend

I started reading this book today called ” i don’t know what i want but i want to be happy” and the thought came to my head that i need to be my own best friend. Instead of the old saying “treat others the way you want to be treated” i need to to “treat myself the way I want to be treated.” I need to be gentle and patient with myself, and think objectively when evaluating and reflecting on my own life, and give the same advice i would give to a friend. Why this entry is under this goal i don’t remember…



bicycling

this morning i’m going bicycling at the park,and relax while reading revolutionary road, and finishing think on these things.



saw a movie

On Friday I saw the movie, The Art of Getting By alone. It was really simple, but beautiful. I definitely identified with Freddie Highmore’s character. It was so nice to feel comfortable by myself.



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It is a great achievement, in my opinion, to get to that point in your life where you love yourself so completely in the same way that people value loving others, that the presence of another is only an added enjoyment and not a necessity. I am steadily approaching this point. I’ve eaten at restaurants by myself,and at first felt a little awkward, but then kinda settled into my skin. I plan on going to the beach by myself, or to the park alone. We should learn to enjoy ourselves, we’re all we truly have, anyway.



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