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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be conscious of how i feel
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I’m always ignoring how I feel and distracting myself from how I feel. I never use to take my feelings seriously. I’m teaching myself how to do that now. Me first, how I feel first, and then the people close to me second.



make a few real friends with decent people with similar interests or dreams
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I’ve always been about having as many friends as possible, and whenever I’m at my most low, there is no one around. I realized that I want to be more conscious of who I choose to and not choose to interact with. I also want to really let people into my heart, instead of just having a surface laugh just to fill up time



feel like everything in the world is ok
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I want to wake up and look at the world like I use to. Like there was no dread, the ceilings weren’t ugly, the walls are bright, the glow from the light in the room is comfort from the in and out. my life is relatively good, everything is fine… as it could be. but I don’t feel that whole, that happiness. No longer feel like the only step you could take is within your room, and the next one is whereever is takes you but at the end of the day, it’s just as perfect as the one before. nothing could pierce your huge aura. there is complete comfort you feel in your surroundings.



be carefree
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what good will worrying do ?



experience more
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this is the hardest thing for me to do. i’m so use to thinking, not experiencing



realize that i am not always wrong
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my dad always made me feel like i was wrong. but the thing is, i am not always wrong. it’s still a thin boundary between thinking you’re always wrong and thinking you’re always right. but lets just say, I am right a lot, only because I’m intelligent and observant and considerate of those around me.
now i just have to keep practicing these positive thoughts



take my thoughts more seriously
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I want to stop assuming I’m crazy – over dramatic – overly sensitive … etc. pretty much all negative things in the book. i will negate myself and trivialize my worries because it’s easier than realizing how serious some situations really are



stop going on facebook so much
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I reckon it’s a good way to escape from reality. not face things. not be conscious of who you really are because your facebook comforts you into thinking you are the person you’re portraying yourself to be.

..facebook gives you a sense of control, but its the wrong type of control. i dont want to log in when things get uncomfortable

facebook is stable to our brains, but you gotta be brave and realize how it’s not helping you with anything, it’s only creating a cycle of self validation that only validates you for a second

i reckon, facebook every other day. and then every 2 days. and then every week.

and then every year. and then it’ll be a decade and you’ll forget you even have one . haha :)



be able to look back on my life and be amazed
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I want to appreciate my life so I can appreciate myself. I want to like what I’ve done, because that would ultimately mean I have faith and confidence in my actions



be more selfish
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be more selfish ? sounds fun :)



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