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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inthebasin is doing 24 things including…

be more assertive

2 cheers


inthebasin has written 3 entries about this goal

path to assertiveness

was to just accept myself. i think a lot of my passiveness was due to a feeling of unworthiness…and that i hadn’t exactly walked the right path in life… but as soon as i decided to just accept who i was past and present..being assertive just happened.

getting there..

I am more assertive than when I wrote the first entry and it’s really spun off into other areas of my life…
but still a long way to go.

The big test will be returning to hometown…

damn i wasn't assertive enough

was confronted by my boyfriend’s friend who made some really racist and ignorant remarks.
i was so shocked it took me a while to process it.
i wish i had said something to him at the time, but I didn’t know how to react and i second guessed my reaction.
i feel really bad now because firstly i didn’t confront him, the moment has passed and now all i can do is ignore him instead of telling him that I have an issue with his ignorant ways.

inthebasin has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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