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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SarahWoroneckiUntitled

Honesty is the best policy. People also value the truth so much more even when the truth may be harder to hear. To achieve this goal I will tell the truth in all situations. This will also make me feel better about myself because it is very important to take responsibility for your actions. 2 months ago


SarahWoroneckiUntitled

Honesty is the best policy. People also value the truth so much more even when the truth may be harder to hear. To achieve this goal I will tell the truth in all situations. This will also make me feel better about myself because it is very important to take responsibility for your actions. 2 months ago


Beth CoutoUntitled

I think it’s really important to not only be honest with others, but also with myself. I feel like i hide my self and bottle my self and dont do what feels natural. Once i accept myself and just be happy with everything i do (no regrets) i’m hoping it will make me honest with myself 6 months ago


FreeFall2LifeSince August 2012...

I have been honest. Once I got rid of the liar in my life… I was able to go back to my true, honest self. Haven’t felt better in years! 17 months ago


Jordan WalkerOh! the difficulty

Now some people may read this and think that I am a tool or a jerk who lies, cheats, and steals. The fact is I think that a great many people have a hard time being honest, not in the usual sense but in a deeper quiet way. Deep down some lie to themselves that they are ok with the life they lead, others lie to people just to keep up appearances. It does not mean that people are bad just that we can work on things especially myself and being honest with me. 23 months ago


FreeFall2LifeSubtract one lie at a time

For months I felt as if I was living a lie. It was eating me up inside. I finally got rid of my toxic relationship, my toxic anxiety pacifiers (things that we do to calm our anxiety) such as smoking and drinking. And decided that what I put into my mouth should be clear and clean as well as what comes out of it. When we lie to others, we lie to ourselves. I want to be honest with myself. I want to live an honest life. And I want to find an honest partner. I realized I should become the kind of person I want in my life. If you’re a lying cheat….you’ll probably end up with a lying cheat. Simple. 23 months ago


Sogotodi"I'm fine"

This is the biggest lie I tell and I say it everyday. I’m surrounded by people who love me and are more than happy to lend a hand, but I’m so stubborn and I hate to admit that I can’t do something on my own, so they just get a terse, “I’m fine” to all offers of help.

I don’t want to start being dependent on them, but it wouldn’t hurt as much to admit when I need help, or even just an acknowledgement that it’s going to take me a little longer or a little more effort to do something than it would for anyone else. I have to be honest, but it’s such an ingrained habit.

I’ve got my bff and my mom on the lookout, to let me know when I’m lying like that, since it’s something I just do on auto pilot know without even realizing it. Grr. 2 years ago


SogotodiTruth hurts.

But it also heals. 2 years ago


PasadenaSuebut not too honest.

This goal is a double edged sword. When I am totally honest it causes problems. So I have learned to think before I speak and speak the truth. Sometimes being honest may mean rethinking my viewpoint. It has been an eye opener.

The biggest gain from this goal is that I have stopped making excuses for not doing things. How simple really. 2 years ago


PasadenaSueSometimes I find myself wanting to take the "easy way out".

I was going to visit my dad today. When I called my mom last night regarding her medicine, she reminded me I had promised to go to her place for dinner. (My parents are divorced.) Darn. So when I called my dad this morning to tell him I wasn’t going to come visit, I thought about just telling him I wasn’t feeling well. That would have been easy, and dishonest.

Instead I explained that I had forgotten about the previous event I had agreed to attend. I also told him that I felt bad that he always got trumped by my mom. He understood since she lives close to me, and I have become her “caretaker”. Still I am not happy that I can’t work things out where I can see him, and not have my weekends tied up visiting my parents.

I sound ungrateful. That’s not the case. I would just like more balance, and some help from my siblings. 2 years ago


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