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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.

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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.

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noamthepoem is doing 29 things including…

Improve my self-esteem

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noamthepoem has written 2 entries about this goal


I’ve started going to the gym several times a week, eating more fruits and vegetables, wearing makeup more often. Sure, those are superficial things that change me on the outside, but the fact that I am doing them to impress ME rather than to impress anybody else is why this is making me start to feel better about myself. It’s a healthy way of feeling like I’m in control of who I am on the outside, and I can be in control of who I am on the inside. No, I am not there yet. I still don’t like my face much and I have bad moments. But I’m getting there, slowly.


I added both “improve my self esteem” and “be more confident” because I feel like I relate self-esteem more with my physical image and confidence more with my personality.

Basically I hate almost everything about the way I look. I recently became “okay” with my body but I still hate my face. I hate my nose, my eyes, my skin, my eyebrows… Every time I look in the mirror I get sad and angry. I don’t even know WHY this is so important to me. I don’t judge anyone else as harshly as I judge myself, appearance-wise. I don’t even want to be more attractive for the sake of getting a guy. I want to do it so that I can look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. I took a picture of myself today to try and see if maybe I don’t actually look as bad as I think I do and I cried because of how much I hated what I saw in the photograph. I am sick and tired of feeling so ugly all the time.

From what I can tell, this process is going to take a combination of small changes (i.e. whitening my teeth – which i’m doing -, skin treatments, etc) and a change of the way I see myself. I don’t yet know how this is going to happen, since I associate changing my attitude with actions – as in, I can’t just change the way I think out of nowhere, something I DO has to change me. So I guess, we’ll see how this goes…

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