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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shhsecret is doing 42 things including…

make good friends

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shhsecret has written 4 entries about this goal

Choose your friends wisely.

I’m understanding the vital importance of being very cautious about what kinds of influences I put myself around; I already knew it was important, but I’m understanding this importance on a whole new level. I’ve been praying for God to PLEASE bring more good, stable, loving, mature, healthy, and discerning Christian influences into my life – that will lift me up, not drag me down. As the bible verse says…

As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

I need to be around those who are seeking the same growth, love, maturity, and discernment through relationship with God that I am, so that I can continue to develop and grow – and not get off track. Then I will be strong enough to better take care of myself and to lift up the weak and struggling around me.

Not pushing people away so much as before.

I am allowing myself to be vulnerable. I’m allowing the possibility of people to hurt me.. because it’s worth it. If I keep myself closed up… my wounds deep inside will never be able to heal. In order to heal, I must open up and expose my vulnerablity. My life feels like it contains more substance now that I’m not pushing people away so much.

met one who's a truly good friend

I’ve made one friend I really consider a good friend. I’ve made other friends I’m not so sure about, but, nevertheless, I’m blessed. I hope to find more fun Christians with the same kinds of things in mind as me, in the future. I know God will bring more my way. I have faith in Him.

Looking for good friends

I want to make good friends that will last me a lifetime. I want to meet more people who are like me… on my wavelength with the things that are most important in day to day life. It’s also important for my friends to be on the same wavelength as me when deciding on fun outings. I want to be around people who won’t drag me down – will lift me up – yet will also not be so stiff and uptight (meaning, not boring or annoying) that it’s impossible to have an easygoing, fun time with them. I want to be around people who challenge my brain and help me to grow in a positive direction, in general.

It’s so hard to find really cool, interesting, down-to-earth, and balanced people out there sometimes. I have found a couple of new friends who are great and I owe this all to God… ask and you shall receive. I’d like to obtain even more great friendships. Friendship is so very important to me.

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