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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Hanna Kathlene MercadoSo Today...

Today, I had a filming class. There was a new guy there, he is just helping us be one of the characters. I was shy to talk to them now just because of the new guy there. I was just standing there smiling and not saying a single word. I was a bit disappointed in myself when I came home. I thought to myself, why didn’t I say Hi, why was I so quiet… I’m so disappointed with myself.
I’m gonna try to talk to more people. 15 months ago

Hanna Kathlene MercadoI guess I'm too shy.

Well, talking to people is not that easy. I find it difficult to talk to people about what I’m usually thinking. I would always keep it to myself. Whenever I talk to people about what I’m thinking, they just seem to not understand and just think I’m awkward. I am the kind of the person who just stands there and smiles but they would not know what I’m really thinking.

This is a very hard goal to achieve15 months ago

karikkatalking more

i have a really really hard time talking to people who i consider ‘people’. it freaks me out. i’ll try my best to get past the anxiety 16 months ago

HPowerScoIt's Difficult

I find it rather hard to talk to people about things in my mind, I keep everything to myself because ill I get met with is that I am being stupid orca drama queen, for that reason alone I put on a brave face and ignore what everyone else is saying if I can, not only that I can’t trust people, I always feel like I need to do everything for myself or I get me with”oh I forgot”or”ill do it tomorrow”I can’t wait for things I would rather sit with the fact knowing that everything is off my chest rather than bottle it up, although when you have used that system if keeping everything to yourself it is hard to stop, once I sort my head out then hopefully I will begin to feel normal again, I have a lot to say, but I just can’t as when things go wrong I can’t fix them 17 months ago

Χαράλαμπος ΜαραπίδηςMy simple solution

Just speak what’s on your mind, we are always thinking, maybe the person you’re with may give you some insight/you may give him a good laugh/he may be interested in whatever you have to say. 3 years ago


I fail. Completely. I don’t understand why I can’t make myself speak no matter how much I want to.

I wish I was inebriated. Completely, completely smashed. 3 years ago


I am really not shy around my friends, but when it comes to getting to know new people i just can’t seem to make friends or find anything to talk about. I see all the others talking and being open, while I just look and smile. When i want to say something it just comes out all confused and people tend to not understand me. I force my mind to think of topics to talk about, but I cannot think of anything more than talking about the sucks! I wonder how other poeple do it… 3 years ago


Messaged James, so at least I’m trying to talk more. 3 years ago


Silence won’t get me anywhere.
// Been dazed and confused for so long. 4 years ago

modernxxromanceDifficult but working at it

I get called quiet, I’ve always hated it. I can’t stand it. I love talking to people, I don’t know why I always feel like I’m being held back. I am trying to be more social at work, I try updating my blog, commenting to others, doing what I can to talk. I find myself getting exhausted easily.

I hate that so many of my goals seem so easy, and this one so difficult. But I am soooo working on it! I have been so stressed and totally freaked out over this. But I must say, I’m not one to give up. :) Keep working at it, people! When you are standing at the bottom, you can only go up from there! 4 years ago

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