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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firevortex is doing 43 things including…

stop being so shy

3 cheers


firevortex has written 2 entries about this goal


I’m actually more outgoing on the phone with close friends, b/c I’m especially shy about my appearance. Its kind of like a guard for me. Weird I know, but does anyone else feel this way?

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I’ve really found that other people don’t NEED to know that you are shy. In fact, it is better NOT to focuse on yourself or your faults at all! This will only make you worry and you will become even more shy. So when going out with friends, pretend you’re not shy.
Fake it until you make it! I’m slowly improving with this, my main problem is I don’t have many friends, so its really difficult for me to get any practice. I’m going to do this when the school year starts, I think that focusing on others and being geniuinly interested in them will help my self confidence and esteem too!!

firevortex has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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