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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wongiedSelf Esteem

It is of utmost importance to have a high self esteem. The lack of a high self esteem causes one to be viewed as a weakling, a loser, a negative person. In the long run no one wants to be around such a person and if such a person does not take the necessary actions to correct these flaws, they will in time be unbearable to others, you might even be shunned by others. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

When one has a high self esteem he/she is comfortable with themselves and you longer compete with others, but that person knows that because he/she is different, he/she is unique and that uniqueness makes them special. There is absolutely now one else like you on the planet, and that is huge.

Love yourself for who you are and for what you can become. Love yourself because your deserve to be loved, if you do not love yourself you cannot love another. Love yourself because you are a part of humanity and humanity is special.

As you increase your self esteem, your peers will see the difference in you and gravitate to you, because you are a light that brightens their world.

Dean Wong. 5 years ago

CurlyBirdget out with people

I signed up for a bunch of different Meetups on Types of groups that I gravitated toward were women’s 30’s-40’s, working moms, art and hiking/walking groups. Someone emailed me already to see if I’d like to go on a hike this Sunday with the Issaquah Trails club. I figured, why not? So I’m off to REI tomorrow for some shoes and water bottle. :-)

This is going to be good for me. 6 years ago

CurlyBirdStart by following this advice

“Finding an alternative activity (like exercising) to respond to feeling insecure is one approach. But your statement that “I do not want to become needy of others, but feel that I cannot build myself up enough to get through this,” is confusing – it seems that finding others to build relationships with is the direction you need to go in – you need to try to expose yourself to others, but in a way that is not too overwhelming for them.”
Stanton Peele 6 years ago

staccaphotos of me

I have noce photos of myself all over my bedroom, to remind myself I can look good. 6 years ago

staccathe means to an end.

My constant shopping is out of control.
Its mainly cosmetics and clothes, I can’t get enough.

I feel I have not achieved in my life because of lack of belief in myself..
Where to start? 6 years ago

Butterflykisses7I'm getting there..

I’m learning to love me for me. I know that I do everything I can to be the best person I can be so there isn’t any reason not to be totally proud of myself and love myself with my whole heart. :D 6 years ago

Butterflykisses7Increase my self esteem

I just want to be happy with myself for the person that I am. I don’t want to keep being my own worst critic. I am a very positive person, I just want to put that positivity to my thoughts on myself. ;) 6 years ago

JeanthebeanStop putting myself down

I constantly put myself down or point out those things I think are “wrong” about myself before someone has a chance. In doing so, it annoys and pushes others away. 6 years ago


Well. I am sitting here thinking why it does not click in your heart when friends and family tell you that you are a great person and that you deserve good things. It makes not sense to me, I get it in my brain, I don’t in my heart. This has me really stuck in not being able to get over this guy and in just getting out there and believing guys are actually intersted in me. Does anyone get what I’m saying? 8 years ago

qumisI have none ....

Maybe thats why I procrastinate so badly as well. I don’t even have enough self esteem to put a picture of myself on here. Why would anyone want to see a picture of me? 8 years ago


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