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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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Krista is doing 40 things including…

be more confident

3 cheers


Krista has written 4 entries about this goal

I just thought I'd share : )

“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. all emotions are beautiful. When You eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream, and wear your passion.”

Rethinking, Round Two

I think I may have started going about this the wrong way. I originally started by thinking that I needed to revamp myself. That I needed to make all these changes to who I was. But then I was talking to a friend, expressing my desire to change and he was so against it. It took me a while to understand him, but I think I do now. I don’t need to change one bit. I just need to be myself, as I am right now, but just… more so. Just do the things I do more openly. Say my silly, stupid jokes, and not be afraid someone is going to laugh at me instead of the joke. Ask a silly question I should know the answer to, and be ok that I don’t know the answer, because I’ll know it after I get my answer.

I don’t need to change who I am. I don’t need to try and find some changing point in how I think in order to be more confident. I just need to more proactive in being me, and stop being ashamed for my downfalls. Because sure, I don’t know all the answers. But it’s just who I am.

Step Two

I think one of the easiest sounding, but probably hardest in practice things I’ll do to help me become more confident is start THINKING more confident. If I can catch myself thinking negatively, and correct myself, eventually, I’ll start thinking more confidently out of habit. One thing I’m doing to help achieve this is to write a bunch of things I’m confident/have pride in about myself. And if I’m really bumming, I’ll go to the list, read it, and be reminded that I am a good person. I always try my best, and that’s something to be proud of. My feelings are valid, and should not be dismissed.

Step One:

Stop being afraid of offending people. Someone is always going to be offended, and someone is always not going to like you. I need to get over this. I’m 100% sure that more people will like me than dislike me, once I put myself out there more. But right now I’m just hanging back, and I’m not memorable at all. People never remember me. This is going to change!

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