Random Phrases


  1. Barking Up The Wrong TreeMeaning: To make a wrong assumption about something.
  2. Drive Me NutsMeaning: To greatly frustrate someone. To drive someone crazy, insane, bonkers, or bananas.
  3. A Piece of CakeMeaning: A task that is simple to accomplish.

Random Phrases


  1. Par For the CourseMeaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
  2. Beating a Dead HorseMeaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.
  3. Love BirdsMeaning: A pair of people who have a shared love for each other.

शून्य मंदिर में बनूँगी —महादेवी वर्मा


शून्य मंदिर में बनूँगी
महादेवी वर्मा


शून्य मंदिर में बनूँगी आज मैं प्रतिमा तुम्हारी !अर्चना हों शूल भोले,
क्षार दृग-जल अर्घ्य हो ले,
आज करुणा-स्नात उजला
दुख  हो  मेरा  पुजारी !

नूपुरों का मूक छूना,
सरद कर दे विश्व सूना,
यह अगम आकाश उतरे
कंपनों का हो भिखारी !

लोल तारक भी अचंचल,
चल न मेरी एक कुंतल,
अचल रोमों में समाई
मुग्ध हो गति आज सारी !

राग मद की दूर लाली,
साध भी इसमें न पाली,
शून्य चितवन में बसेगी
मूक हो गाथा तुम्हारी !

(सांध्य गीत से)

Today’s Inspirational Quote:


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that they’d never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.”

— Author Unknown

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Zephyr
ZEH-fər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, late 17th century
1

A soft gentle breeze.

2

A very light article of clothing.

Examples of Zephyr in a sentence

“The warm zephyr was a welcome sign that spring was here.”

“You only need to wear a zephyr over your swimsuit for a trip to the beach.”

My Prayer of the day


Magnificent master, eternal light in the darkness, I wandered from your path and come to confess my sins. My mind was weak, I cursed your name in a moment of anger. Wipe away my sins, unburden me of this pain. Chasten me for my sins so I may walk in your steps once more.

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The Future Is Bringing Back Gummy Vitamins

1 MAY 2020

TOP STORY

Scientists Find Link Between Vitamin Deficiency and COVID Deaths

A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia, England have found links between low levels of vitamin D and COVID-19 mortality rates across Europe.

“We believe, that we can advise Vitamin D supplementation to protect against SARS-CoV2 infection,” concludes the yet-to-be-peer-reviewed paper. “The most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.”

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEScientists Want to Hunt for Life on Long-Dead Worlds

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TWOFDA Approves NASA Ventilator for Use on COVID Patients

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THREEStrip Clubs Are Offering “Drive-Thru” Experiences During Pandemic

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FOURScientists Build Rocket Engine Powered by Spiraling Explosions

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Some Serious Drama Went Down on Google’s Quantum Computing Team

Google’s quantum computer team reached a major milestone in October: quantum supremacy. But in April, one of the most prominent researchers on the team, John Martinis, left the company. The move shocked quantum researchers across the industry. A recent interview published in Forbes details quite a bit of internal drama that went down on the quantum team.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ Tesla stock price is too high imo 

Elon Musk, via Twitter
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Did you know…


… that today is May Day? May Day has been a traditional holiday celebration since ancient times. On this day, spring festivals and Maypoles are common. The Maypole is a tall pole that is covered with streamers, flowers, and other decorations of spring. People grab hold of a streamer and dance around the pole to ward off ol’ man Winter for good. Goodbye, winter!

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A lot of traffic entered in April, particularly after our podcast’s launch. At the same time, it looks like some Google Algorithm update has benefited our website and we’re 20-35% over in organic traffic.

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We’re working on keeping this SEO bump by writing and outsourcing content creation. We already have +7 articles in the pipeline.

At the same time, we’re working on some projects including a new website re-design, which is being developed by NerdPilots and they are already finishing it, an online summit that we plan to launch along with the new site and a Startup Cemetery but for different companies, such as Microsoft Cemetery.

The whole COVID19 situation has hit our businesses as it seems like businesses are slightly less willing to invest in sponsorships. We’re currently looking for sponsors on our newsletter, website and especially the podcast, which we think it’s cheap for what we offer.

If you or anyone you know runs a business and could be benefited from getting exposed to +40,000 founders who read Failory every month, make sure to reach me to rich@failory.com.

Let me know if you have any questions, want to talk about businesses or want to share what you’re working in 😉

See you next week!

Did you know


Did you know…

… that today is Willie Nelson’s Birthday? Born April 30, 1933, in Abbott, Texas, Willie Hugh Nelson — an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist — was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Happy birthday, Willie!

— Brendon Burchard

Today’s Inspirational Quote:


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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I am not going to limit my service or my message to the world based on what other people think. I am my own person, and I’m going to be myself regardless. Go out and be great – and never apologize for it.”

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
“After all, people judge one another according to their own feelings. It is only the miser who sees others enticed by money, the lustful who see others obsessed by desire.” ― Irène Némirovsky

“What speaks to the soul, escapes our measurements.” ― Alexander von Humboldt

Fast Company Newsletter I like.


At first glance, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman might look like your typical Fortune 500 executive: a former high school quarterback and economics major turned Wall Street darling and Davos regular.
But Schulman’s story is more complex. He attended a civil rights protest as a baby in a carriage, marched for the Equal Rights Amendment as a college student, and once spent 24 hours living on the street in New York City in order to better understand homelessness.
Now, at PayPal, he is fully embracing the values that have shaped his life. While other companies have tiptoed around the edges of reinventing capitalism, with generic statements about serving multiple stakeholders, PayPal has over the last six months devoted tens of millions of dollars to improving pay and benefits for hourly workers in its call centers. Reducing inequality within the company has affected those at the top as well—employees in New York, who work out of an office in the ritzy West Village neighborhood, now pay for their catered lunches.
Read our profile to get to know this unusual CEO—and to get a hint of what he might do next.
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I love JamesClear.com Newsletter. Look forward to it every Thursday


3-2-1 Thursday
Note: You are receiving this email because you subscribed to my weekly 3-2-1 newsletter. Every Thursday, I share 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Occasionally, I also send out long-form articles on habits and self-improvement.

3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (April 30, 2020)

“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”
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Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Earlier this week, I sat down with author and philosopher Sam Harris to discuss habits, behavior change, and continuous improvement. You can listen to the first 30 minutes of our conversation on the Making Sense podcast. Click here to listen.

For those of you that are familiar with my philosophy, it will be a nice refresher. For the rest of you, a good introduction. Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy it. (Note: The full conversation is over one hour long, but is only available to those who pay for full episodes of Sam’s podcast.)

Now, on to the main event. Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to think about this week.

3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

Not taking things personally is a superpower.

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II.

How to 80/20 your work:

(1) Make a list of the 10 things you spend the most time on.

(2) Circle the two that truly drive your results. Do more of those.

(3) Look at the others. Eliminate ruthlessly. Automate or outsource what you can. Press pause on the rest.

(4) Repeat.

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III.

The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It’s the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows.

The problem is not slipping up; the problem is thinking that if you cannot do something perfectly, then you shouldn’t do it at all…

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For more on this idea, see Chapter 16 of Atomic Habits.

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Raymond Joseph Tellerone half of the magic duo Penn & Teller, on the process of mastery:

“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.”

Source: The Honor System


II.

A proverb on the importance of asking questions:

“The person who asks is a fool for five minutes, but the person who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

Source: This one is tough to pin down. It’s possibly a quote from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, which has gradually become misattributed as Chinese proverb. There is also a similar Japanese proverb: “To ask is a temporary shame, not to ask a life-long shame.”

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

A simple question that may help reveal the positive side of the current moment:

What does this make possible?

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Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the Habit Journal

P.S. We’re in this together.

P.P.S. Thanks to John Hulen and Joe Ferraro for sharing today’s question with me.