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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Pretzel FaceGot a job!

First day is on tuesday, Absolutely TERRIFIED.

Aim: To fail miserably at at least one thing. Because the more times you fail the more times you succeed. 9 months ago

Pretzel FaceShared my true opinion about something

Told someone I didn’t agree with them.
Hard to do.
Especially on facebook because everyone can see it.
Lesson – share true opinions in person.

x 9 months ago

Pretzel FaceSpeaking to companies on the phone

I hate doing this.

Following my new favourite quote today
“To have something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done”

Doing it now! 9 months ago

Pretzel FaceFear 2: Applying for a job im not sure I want to do

Started my application process, even though im terrified i will hate the job, won’t know until i try! I can always quit :) 11 months ago

Pretzel FaceFirst driving lesson

First driving lesson booked in tomorrow, which I am absolutely terrified of!

Hopefully I can look back on all the things I did in 2014 written here and see that I had no reason to be scared of any of them xx 11 months ago


When I say I want to be fearless I mean that i want to take more risk. I am always doing everything the safe way. Not only socially but also dance wise. I want to be able to dance like there are no rules & I want to live like there are now rules. 23 months ago

Sheela Maytricky

I have engaged with some challenging things. A lot that would have overwhelmed me 2 years ago. But even though I’m facing my fears, there always seems to be another one behind it. 2 years ago

lleslleHow will I know I've achieved this?

My conditions of satisfaction for BEING FEARLESS:
  • I easily post a status update or photo on Facebook without any thought or nervous energy. Rather my energy is fun, collaborative, and has a friendly vibe.
  • I post helpful blogs that people enjoy reading.
  • I find my voice and am not afraid to use it in a supportive and helpful way.
  • I am not afraid of being perceived as stupid or incompetent because only I can make myself feel that way. I choose to believe I am a helpful contributor and I am valued and loved. 2 years ago

lleslleWhat am I so scared about?

Looking at me from the outside people think I’m pretty confident and at times I believe it myself. I can speak in front of groups of people at work without a single butterfly in my stomach. Then, the thought of putting myself out there on sites such as Facebook or blogging/vlogging (which is something I want to do) for some reason makes me fearful. Images of people scowling at my posts or guffawing at my stupidity are what pop in my head. So, this goal is about me getting over my fear of “being seen.” I do my best to stay under the radar sometimes because I don’t want to “get in trouble,” (Wait a minute…really? I mean, who will I get in trouble with?—Oh wait…my Mom, that’s who. Hmmm…I’m seeing a theme here of childhood fears showing up in the present. Interrrresting. Gotta keep my eye on that.)

Anyway, my goal is to post pictures, wins, losses, thoughts, etc. here and then branch out. What better place to start to be fearless than on a goal-setter site? 2 years ago

FireplayFearlessly the idiot faced the crowd

Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” on the album Meddle is what makes me want to be fearless.
Not rude or crass, simply no longer afraid and just start enjoying life. 2 years ago

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