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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braveface is doing 20 things including…

be more positive

3 cheers


braveface has written 6 entries about this goal


Choose to be happy today.

Don't Be The Nice Guy!

Do you know why Nice Guys lose? It’s because they see the worst in everything and everyone. Instead of taking a bad experience and growing from it, they become bitter and withdrawn. Don’t be THAT Guy!

Stop Analyzing

A bad habit of mine is trying to figure people out. Why is that person so rude? So mean? So blind? So…etc. My answer to that is STOP. All it does is get me worked up and angry. To that person, their feelings are completely legitimate while I feel the same way about mine. We are who we are and that’s alright with me. I try to focus on being a good person and that’s all I can really do.

Ignore your Brain

“You are not your brain.” I forget where I read that, probably a book. It definitely helps to ignore what my brain says. Living in the moment is what I’m aiming for, not living in my head.

I found my motto...

“Suck it up Princess!” :P

I’ve tried out a few different ones and this one seems to work the best. It’s a shorter version of “Never feel sorry for yourself.”

It really helps me break out of the cycle of negative thinking.

Practice Ignoring

Whenever I’m on forums, youtube, blogs, etc. I have the nasty habit of focusing on negative comments. I’ll skim over positive comments find a troll comment and defuse the comment in my mind. I feel the need to prove that person wrong to myself. It’s a futile exercise and all I feel is frustration and anger. Lately, I’ve been doing the opposite. Skimming over nasty comments and only focusing on the positive ones. It’s helped reduce my stress level while online.

Now I need to practice doing this in real life. Skimming over the negatives and focusing on the positives. It won’t be easy since I’ve developed this habit over 15 years. But I believe any habit can be broken if you try hard enough. I’m very stubborn so I know I can do this.

braveface has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Ru cheered this 2 years ago
  • Pema2serve cheered this 2 years ago
  • Eric cheered this 2 years ago


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