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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Dreaming_Heart in Lakeland is doing 21 things including…

stop being shy


Dreaming_Heart has written 3 entries about this goal

I'm not shy anymore...

I finished this goal quite a while back. My shyness was mostly just fear to speak or do anything in front of people. I’m not sure why I was so afraid for so many years of my life. I guess it’s because I am so sensitive to people’s comments or attitudes toward me. Which I really shouldn’t be. Most people are over-critical or over-opinionated anyway. And a lot of times people are incorrect in what they say. I read in someone else’s entry that you just need to have the confidence that people are gonna like what you say. They might not like it in reality, but it’s better to show that confidence.

Status as of 9/19/09

I talked to a girl today who I usually get really shy around. I was a bit timid but I think a did a good job opening up. At work today I’ve been doing ok not clamming up.. but I’ve been tired and grumpy so I haven’t been the most friendly person. I’m doing well at the goal but still haven’t quite succeeded.

Status as of 9/18/09

Today I did pretty good at this. I wasn’t shy talking to waiters when I went out for breakfast and dinner. I felt a little insecure when I was at the beach in my bikini. I also felt a little insecure when I went to this mall where a lot of rich girls with expensive clothes, hair-dos and make-up go. I did okay with this goal today, but there is still a long way to go. I think achieving this goal and loving myself go hand in hand.


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