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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jeffsoffice is doing 21 things including…

be more confident

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jeffsoffice has written 4 entries about this goal

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right now, i seriously hate myself.
i don’t understand why this feeling won’t go away…permanently!



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I have a very mild case of paranoia. But paranoia all the same. It’s haunting and, most times, is hard to get rid of. Today, I’d say was a bad day.

This summer, I spent most of my time by myself, doing a lot of self-searching a detoxifying. You know, trying to make myself a better person, in my own eyes.

I don’t really want to go into specifics, but i was talking to a couple of friends and that lingering paranoia that I thought was gone, came back. The thing that angers me the most is the fact that I acknowledge the problem and try my best to get rid of it to no avail.

Today just goes to show that I still have a long way to go. I think I’ll definitely see a therapist soon. I don’t know if I can do this on my own.



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i have this habit of always second-guessing myself, even if i may be right.
i’ve just always wanted to be a fair person, but the problem is i’m constantly confusing myself on what is good about me. am i smart? am i considerate enough? am i pretty? do i make bad decisions? etc…
I’m always asking myself questions, but can never come up with a direct answer.
i have to believe in myself somehow.
i’ll keep working at it.



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one of my friends told me that i was a very strong person. that was the first person (besides my mom) to tell me that. i never knew i exuded that sort of energy, so now I’m starting to believe that i am strong and that not many people can even fake that. it’s been years and this is the first time ‘fake it til you make it’ has actually worked for me.

it’s an ongoing process…
best of luck everyone.



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