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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Not be so shy


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mollyoungaction plan

I need to put myself out there more with anything school related. Talking to people and being able to introduce yourself is very important in the real world. I could actually make a difference if I spoke up. 7 months ago

fearsomecaves seem more comfy now

i say nothing. i want to talk, but my body doesnt allow it. i dunno what im doing here. writing seems like the only thing that helps me express myself. ive never done this b4 and i doubt anyone will read or comment this. i dont get this world 3 years ago


I have allways been shy in front of peolple for some odd reason i just dont know why really shy around people i like 4 years ago

Jessica MooreCan't help it

I really wish i wasn’t so shy. It is so hard! I guess it’s all my insecurities, that is also what makes me so jealous too. Insecurity is probably the worst thing & i need to get over it all. 4 years ago

brokencyde_loverso shy

i hate being shy because when i bloom, the hole world is new to me. i see things i never saw and laugh the way i never knew i could.i am willing to explore the area and say any thing. i am a truely awesome flower inside. 4 years ago

barbar_ellapointless to be shy

i am really shy and not very confident. my roommate has convinced me that there is no reason to feel that way.

recently i crushed on a guy but i didn’t have the nerve to approach him. i found a loop hole and gave the guy my email and he approached me. it didn’t work out but if i hadn’t been so shy i would of known that a long time ago. 5 years ago

sarahkristinaMarking as done

I have done well and am much better at talking to new people – my biggest issue was with awkward silences. But I have improved way beyond expectations :) 5 years ago


I’m not shy at all when I’m just hanging out with my best friends, but around new people I can be extremely shy and I don’t talk very much its hard for me to just talk to a new person. 6 years ago

mckinsey.i'm proud of myself.

i decided that this school year i was going to be confident and outgoing.

i got my braces off and changed my hairstyle up a bit.
i felt confident about my appearance and so i felt that it was easier for me to be comfortable coming out of my shell.

i’ve actually made new friends, and people talk to me more.
i’m glad i did it. 6 years ago


because confidence is important! 6 years ago

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