April 1, 2024: 4 Steps to Setting and Achieving Your Goals in 2024

“Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.”

― Aristotle

Hi friends,

How's everything going?
This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

4 Steps to Setting and Achieving Your Goals in 2024
by Terry Rice (7 mins)

  • Determine your single most important goal by asking "What's the one thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?"
  • Set measurable Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to achieve your main goal, identify missing resources, and seek help from your network.
  • Religiously prioritize your daily tasks by continuously asking "What's the one thing I need to do right now?" to ensure you make progress on your goal.

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The Thin Line
by Ted Lamade (5 mins)

  • The class explored how Robert E. Lee's overconfidence from past successes led to his disastrous decision at the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting the dangers of overconfidence in decision-making.
  • Overconfidence has become pervasive across various domains, from pandemic preparedness to investment decisions, as sustained success breeds a false sense of invincibility and imprudent risk-taking.
  • Investors today must recalibrate their confidence levels, reassess objectives, and position portfolios to endure market cycles, as overconfidence can lead to humbling experiences, and long-term success hinges on persisting through fluctuations.

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How a second language can boost the brain
by Ramin Skibba (8 mins)

  • Bilingualism confers cognitive advantages, enhancing brain plasticity, executive function skills, and metalinguistic awareness - especially in children and older adults.
  • It helps maintain cognitive abilities and may delay dementia onset in aging by promoting gray/white matter integrity and compensating for brain deterioration.
  • While benefits are clearer in childhood acquisition, even learning languages later in life shows promise for preserving brain health into old age.

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📣 Community

  • 🟦 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on April 12th (PDT). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝 If you'd like to get invited via Google Calendar, please send a DM to Kei via Slack or email.
  • 🟥 Private highlights:
    We're excited to announce the release of the private highlight feature! Now, you can safely highlight articles, videos, and PDFs in your private space. To begin using this new feature, please refer to our tutorial.
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❤️ Gratitude

We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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