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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SpaceLady's Life List

  1. 1. Worry less.
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    4,724 people
  2. 2. manage my time more effectively
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    45 people
  3. 3. Learn to think before I speak
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    17 people
  4. 4. relax
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    1,985 people
  5. 5. stop worrying about things that don't matter
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    73 people
  6. 6. Stop feeling guilty about relaxing
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    2 people
  7. 7. Always have something to look forward to
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    139 people
  8. 8. trust myself
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    234 people
  9. 9. find the positive side to everything
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    34 people
  10. 10. learn to forgive
    1 entry
    442 people
  11. 11. find balance in my life
    111 people
  12. 12. stop having panic attacks
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    149 people
  13. 13. Sleep more
    1,755 people
  14. 14. love unconditionally.
    2 cheers
    548 people
  15. 15. Never stop learning
    4,054 people
  16. 16. be more grateful
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    272 people
  17. 17. Improve my self-esteem
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    975 people
  18. 18. Stop comparing myself to other people
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    715 people
  19. 19. stop depending on others for my happiness
    1 cheer
    188 people
  20. 20. get a job I enjoy
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    281 people
  21. 21. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  22. 22. become better at small-talk
    2 cheers
    2,007 people
  23. 23. stop being a perfectionist
    140 people
  24. 24. read a book every week
    3 cheers
    165 people
  25. 25. overcome anxiety
    729 people
  26. 26. take better care of myself
    1 cheer
    1,413 people
  27. 27. Stop caring what other people think of me
    1 cheer
    4,658 people
  28. 28. Practice random acts of kindness
    738 people
  29. 29. control my temper
    644 people
  30. 30. develop a thick skin
    1 entry
    42 people
  31. 31. be more self-confident
    1 entry
    570 people
  32. 32. be happy on my own
    113 people
  33. 33. get new shoes
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    37 people
  34. 34. learn more languages
    426 people
  35. 35. live passionately
    1 cheer
    5,635 people
  36. 36. stop holding grudges
    1 cheer
    125 people
  37. 37. do first things first
    101 people
  38. 38. Do something new every month
    788 people
  39. 39. become more patient
    160 people
  40. 40. stop negative self-talk
    3 cheers
    317 people
  41. 41. focus
    466 people
  42. 42. survive. simply survive the year.
    21 people
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Some thoughts about my trolls

I start to feel like a troll magnet on one of my favourite sites. But at least it’s easy to spot them. When they start waving their big verbal clubs at me, I should really learn to ignore them.
I should notice the nice and friendly people that are also using that site instead of getting mad at my pet trolls…

stop worrying about things that don't matter
stop worrying about things that don't matter... like trolls

I’m sorry to say that I have a troll. And I feel glad I found some inspiration to handle this person/situation here:
I have the troll on one of my favourite sites and now I’m starting to understand why several people have already left that site. Not because of my troll. They left because that site simply doesn’t give any help to get rid of trolls. I know several other sites where the problem is practically nonexistant. On that site one has to face the problem practically alone. (I must reconsider how important that site is for me, probably the only option is deleting myself and forget about the site forever. Not sure yet. But I want to become trollfree.)

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