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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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dextera3 in Ozark Mountains is doing 38 things including…

be more outgoing

9 cheers


dextera3 has written 5 entries about this goal

I feel that this goal has been completed.

There is always more room for improvement, but I feel that I have become much more outgoing! I’m not afraid to step outside of my own world and communicate with others.

I have been quite good about

making eye contact and smiling with people in the office building. I need to continue to do this, and work on starting more conversations.

Whenever I feel good...

Whenever I feel good, I am more outgoing and generally cheery. So, the goal should really be to always feel good, upbeat, and positive! On days when I’m not feeling 100% great, I need to pretend that I am, and still be outgoing and friendly. Eventually I’ll forget that I’m pretending because I’ll be feeling better! :)

This is getting silly...

There is someone who I see at work maybe 3 times per week, and I also see him at the gym maybe 2 times a week. I need to go ahead and introduce myself! We’ve exchanged “hellos” maybe once, but I need to start a conversation! There is no reason why I shouldn’t.

I can work on this goal by:

-making eye contact with people/strangers more often
-smiling in the above situations
-be the one who starts the conversation, even about little things with people at work…the elevator is perfect practice for this because it only has to be a quick exchange!

dextera3 has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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