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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Sing in front of a crowd

it’s been almost 10 years since i first did this. i was 14, insecure bc people were really mean to me at school. i remember i was sooo nervous and i thought i would literally get rotten vegetables thrown at me just for getting on stage.

but it went well :D of course, and no one made any negative remarks about it.

since then i’ve done it w/o the butterflies in my stomach, in fact i find singing in front of a crowd fun, singing for a small crowd is more difficult ;)

read The Picture of Dorian Gray

i was sick, bed-ridden and had borrowed this book from the library so… one thing led to another :D

it’s a great book, Oscar Wilde is a great author and i highly recommend his other works as well!

Be less introverted
just do it!

the process of becoming less introverted began as i started to look at life as something different than how i usually view it (dull, boring, excruciating). i also felt people were annoying and draining all my energy.

i learned that life is precious. i learned that the human body in itself is the most precious gift we have right now. i learned that all humans are manifestations of one Source.

so i thought, “what the heck am i doing?”

and i began to take the opportunities to be social that presented themselves in front of me. i went to a year-long course and while i didn’t get along with all of the people there, i met a couple friends who were pretty open. every time i met new people and felt nervous, i thought, “how would X act in this situation?”

gradually i realized that all i have to do is just speak out whatever is on my mind. and not be embarrassed of asking. that’s called making conversation.

it works!

i don’t think in my 22 years of life on Earth anyone has said that i’m social – in the past year, i’ve been described as social, easygoing and a good conversationalist.

all i do is speak my mind and disagree respectfully.

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