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3-2-1 Newsletter by James Clear“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

3-2-1: On hate as a defense mechanism, reciprocity, and consistency

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Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Let’s jump right in.

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider for the week…

3 Ideas From Me

I.

“Greatness is consistency.

Meditating once is common. Meditating daily is rare.

Exercising today is simple. Training every week is simply remarkable.

Writing one essay rarely matters. Write every day and you’re practically a hero.

Unheroic days can make for heroic decades.”


​II.

“An approach that has worked well for me: Friendly, but persistent.”

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III.

“People generally have more control over their actions than their feelings.

But we can influence our feelings by taking action.

Take one small step. Move the body first and the mind will follow.”

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2 Quotes From Others

I.

Writer James Baldwin on hate as a defense mechanism:

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

Source: Me and My House


​II.

Basketball coach John Wooden, winner of 10 championships, on giving:

“There is a wonderful, almost mystical, law of nature that says three of the things we want most—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained when we give them to others. Give it away to get it back.”

Source: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

1 Question For You

What are my actions moving me closer to?

Seth Godin Newsletter


* The cataclysmic breakdown of networked systems [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/645952318/0/sethsblog/posts~The-cataclysmic-breakdown-of-networked-systems/ ]

When each car is separate, they’re dumb, and they break one at a time.

When they are part of a networked system, one software glitch can break them all at once.

If we use power off the grid, each house creates its own heat.

If we benefit from an efficient system of distributed power, a rolling blackout can take them all offline at once.

Networks create significant efficiencies at the same time that they produce value that would be impossible without them. And so, relentlessly, we’re hooking everything together.

Along the way, it’s worth reminding ourselves just how valuable resilience is. The only kind of network breakdowns we notice are the cataclysmic ones.

The benefits of a network are immediately forgotten when the whole thing breaks.

BEST QUOTES OF THE WEEK


Lewis Carroll“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2I8oX9a March 01, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/lewis-carroll-quotesHorace Walpole“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2IcJolf March 02, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/horace-walpole-quotesJean-Paul Sartre“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/32Iq6gW March 03, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jean-paul-sartre-quotesPaul Tournier“The more refined and subtle our minds, the more vulnerable they are.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2ObSX7Y March 04, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/paul-tournier-quotesAmbrose Bierce“When you doubt, abstain.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2wwZ6F2 March 05, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/ambrose-bierce-quotesGustave Flaubert“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2PWneKI March 06, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/gustave-flaubert-quotesRose Kennedy“Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2Nw7xqW March 07, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/rose-kennedy-quotesManage

Nobby


WORD OF THE DAY
NobbyNAH-beePart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Unknown, late 17th century
1Describing a person of wealth or high social position.
 
Examples of Nobby in a sentence “When he wasn’t saving lives as Batman, Bruce Wayne lived a nobby lifestyle as a socialite.” “It doesn’t matter if the rental car is a nobby convertible or a family minivan — I’ll be happy either way.”

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


“At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice.” — Gore Vidal

“It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But.. to deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise.” — Alexander Hamilton

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is We Are the World Release Day? The record “We Are the World” was released to provide relief to Africans suffering from famine. Artists who helped record the song included: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles… just to name a few. 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”

— Dale Carnegie

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is We Are the World Release Day? The record “We Are the World” was released to provide relief to Africans suffering from famine. Artists who helped record the song included: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles… just to name a few. 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”

— Dale Carnegie

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – 8TH MARCH


International Women’s Day – 8 March 

This day is the focal point for the movement for women’s rights and equality globally. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Here’s how you can celebrate International Women’s Day at your workplace  
  • Infographic idea: How long will it take for the gender pay gap to close? 
  • Video idea: How far have we come since the Me Too movement? 
  • Podcast idea: It’s time we stopped pitting women against women  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This ad by Viviana Mall shows that it’s the responsibility of each of us to speak up and ensure that women are safe and not subjected to harassment. 

This day aims to promote judicious use of water and to create awareness about its importance. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Innovative ideas to conserve water in your daily life  
  • Infographic idea: X Easy ways to reuse waste water from your RO system 
  • Video idea: How certain industries are extending the life cycle of water 
  • Podcast idea: Can affordable desalination eradicate water shortage?  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This ad by M-seal shoes how the actions of a small boy to fix a leaking tap makes an impact on others and makes them rethink their own water consumption.