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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abigail2010My Integrity


If I don’t respect myself, then I’ll never be able to love myself. 12 months ago

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Got broken up with a few days ago… then had a chat yesterday that showed that things were not clear and he possibly wanted to get back together….

Mixed feelings right now. Still feel kind of shit and had a small bout of crying this morning.

But ended up the morning in an op shop buying dresses for summer, feeling better about the future and happy to be me. It’s funny how buying different kinds of clothes can reaffirm your sense of identity. Guilt-free retail therapy is the best! :) 13 months ago


Feeling really shit right now.

It’s okay. No expectations. 13 months ago


I need to get back to this :)

It’s funny how you have periods of being quite wise and with it and periods of being totally clueless. I’m sure it’s not for no reason though.

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KingNicklesI want to love myself and stop comparing myself to others

You know, throughout all of my life, i’ve been a person who continually thought that others were better than me, whether they were funnier, were more good looking, were more popular and whatever they had going for themselves. I always compared myself to them and now, i want to stop. I honestly dont even want to go through convincing myself that they’re not, i just want to learn how to love myself and value my worth because although many times i question it and i feel it disappearing, there is always that little voice in my heart that tells me that i am special and that i deserve to love myself. I know it’s true, i am special, no matter what anyone thinks and i want to engrave this in my soul. I cant keep thinking of others all of the time, i cant keep thinking about their opinions of me because if i do, where will i be years from now ? Will i still be broken, not living my life the way i want ? Not able to enjoy things that honestly bring me pleasure ? That doesn’t sound good to me and i want to love myself with all of my heart and learn to accept me for who i am, no matter what anyone says to me. I want to be proud to be Nickles Saintil ! I will get there and the journey will be worth it and i can hear it now in my heart the little saying “I love you and you are special” . I feel better already :) 14 months ago

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Michelle Holcomb10 Steps to Loving Myself

1.Stop all criticism:Criticism never changes a thing.Refuse to criti-
cize myself.Accept myself exactly as I am.When I criticize myself
my changes are negative.When I approve of myself,my changes are pos

2.Don’t scare myself:Stop terrorizing myself with my thoughts.Find a
mental image that gives me pleasure and immediately switch my nega
tive thoughts to positive thoughts.

3.Be gentle and kind and patient:Be gentle with myself.Be kind to my
self.Be patient with myself as I learn new ways of thinking.Treat
myself as I would someone I really love.

4.Be kind to my mind:Self hatred is only hating my own thoughts.Don’t
hate myself for having the thoughts.Change my thoughts.

5.Praise myself:Criticism breaks down the inner spirit.Praise builds
it up.Praise myself as much as I can.Tell myself how well I am do
ing with every little thing.Remember that recovery is a process.
Sometimes I will falter,slip into old,unhealthy behaviors,or fall
back into self-destructive patterns.Don’t give up and don’t beat my
self up!

6.Support myself:Find ways to support myself.Reach out to:27 people.
And allow them to help me.It’s ok to ask for help when I need it.

7.Be loving to my negatives:Acknowledge that I created them to ful
fill a need.Now I am finding new positive ways to fulfill those nee
ds.So,lovingly release the old negative patterns.

8.Take care of my body:Learn about nutrition.What kind of fuel does
my body need to have optimum energy and vitality?To have a healthy
diet and drink water.Learn about exercise.What kind of exercise do
I enjoy?Walking.

9.Mirror work:Forgive myself while looking into the mirror.At least
once a day say,”I love you,I really love you Michelle!”If I really
want to get well I will do this…In front of a mirror for five to
ten minutes everyday,say these words.I am whole,loving and happy.
I’m worth it!!!If I want to heal,I have to do the work.

10.DO IT NOW!!!Don’t wait until I get well or lose weight. 17 months ago

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