W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Fruitionfroo-ISH-ənPart of speech: nounOrigin: Old French and Latin, early 15th century
1The point at which a plan or project is realized2The state or action of producing fruit
 
Examples of Fruition in a sentence “Everything started falling into place as her plan came to fruition.” “The chemist’s lab research came to fruition.”

James Clear Newsletter 11.06.2021


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

3-2-1: How to rebound from a mistake and think outside your constraints

read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | JUNE 10, 2021

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

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

3 Ideas From Me

I.

“Patience is a competitive advantage.

In a surprising number of fields, you can find success if you are simply willing to do the reasonable thing longer than most people.”

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​II.

“Most people don’t want accurate information, they want validating information.

Growth requires you to be open to unlearning ideas that previously served you.”

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III.

“Your mind is a suggestion engine. Every thought you have is a suggestion, not an order.

Sometimes your mind suggests that you are tired, that you should give up, or that you should take an easier path.

But if you pause, you can discover new suggestions. For example, that you will feel good once the work is done or that you have the ability to finish things even when you don’t feel like it.

Your thoughts are not orders. Merely suggestions. You have the power to choose which option to follow.”

2 Quotes From Others

I.

Author Gretchen Rubin on how to rebound from a mistake:

“Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter.

Fail small, not big.”

Source: Better Than Before


​II.

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth on how to think outside your constraints:

“When we are getting close to launching products at Facebook we often move the product team out of our usual open floor plan and into a room so they can coordinate in even tighter loops. As a rapidly growing company, it can sometimes be hard to find the space for these so-called war rooms.

Before the launch of our games platform we needed to move more people into a war room than could possibly fit in any floor plan. Not to be defeated, the team came in over the weekend and built a loft which could support desks on two levels. This is classic hacking. The team solved a problem on a dimension, quite literally, that was unexpected: when you think of a floor plan you think of width and depth, not height.

Not to be outdone, a few years later when the Messenger team needed to move 15 people into a war room but the largest room we had could only fit 10 people any way you arranged it (including vertically), they cut a hole in the wall and made a bigger room.

This example isn’t illustrative for its cleverness but rather for its power as a metaphor. As humans when we walk into a room we are inclined to perceive the four walls around us as permanent, immovable constraints. Some of them are — we should avoid demolishing structural walls — but most of them probably are not.”

Source: The Hacker Way

Ja

1 Question For You

What is one action that would make today a success?

Walk Around the World Day


Did you know…

… that today is Walk Around the World Day? On June 10, 1970, American David Kunst began to walk around the world. On October 5, 1974, 1,576 days later, he completed his walk. When traveling by ship between land masses, he walked the decks of the ship. Trivia buffs: David carried a torch in the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay and he is featured in the 1997 Guinness Record Breakers Book.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water – it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.”

— Jessy and Bryan Matteo


The Marshall Goldsmith Newsletter 11062021

My mission is simple. I want to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change in behavior; for themselves, their people, and their teams. I want to help you make your life a little better. Thank you for subscribing! Life is good.


6 Things Positive People Say in Adversity!

Marshall GoldsmithJun 10

Today, with all of the pressures of life and work, we’re busier and working harder than we ever have. Sometimes life can be difficult, things happen that we don’t like, and we get down. This is just a fact!

My wonderful friend Frances Hesselbein (former CEO of the Girl Scouts and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom) has a saying that I love. She says, when asked what her blood type is, “Be Positive!” This is her philosophy and it helps her navigate through challenges in a positive way.

I love her outlook and I look for it in others as I travel around the world. How do people meet challenges and view change in a positive way? Here are some of the comments I’ve heard from friends, leaders, and students about how to view and manage difficulties in a positive and constructive way.

  1. “There is no use dwelling on the past. What is done is done. In hindsight, would I have done some things differently? Of course! I cannot change that now. I am focused on creating a great future.”
  2. “In a strange way, my recent ‘disasters’ have actually made me better. I now realize that what matters is my health, friends, and family. I am grateful for the fact that I now understand what really matters.”
  3. “I have a good job. I used to gripe about all kinds of minor annoyances at work. I recognize now that there are a lot of people out there who are much worse off than I am. All the little things that bothered me so much don’t matter anymore.”
  4. “I have time to invest in my future. I am using it to do what I always said I wanted going to do. I am glad that I have a chance to do this.”
  5. “I love my work. As an independent contractor, I have had to cut my fees. Who cares? I still love what I am doing and am grateful to be doing what I love.”
  6. “My family is closer than ever. Some of us aren’t doing so well. We are doing whatever we can to help each other. We love each other and support each other when times are tough.”

Personally, I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to communicate with you, my readers. Many of you have sent me wonderful comments and e-mails. I have learned so much from you, and I am very appreciative for your interest in what I write.

“Great is the need of the student to learn — far greater is the need of the teacher to teach.” As a teacher, trying to help you — even a little — adds value to my life. Thank you!

Life is good. Marshall.

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