January 9, 2023: Why the Best Things in Life Are All Backwards

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp πŸ‘‹

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!)

πŸ“š 3 Good Articles for You

Lessons From The Samurai: The Secret To Always Being At Your Best
by Eric Barker (5 min)
The samurai believed that being calm was the key to success and optimal performance. They stressed the importance of guarding your mind and not letting it give in to itself. Research shows that having a feeling of control is the most powerful way to combat stress and anxiety. Victory over yourself is the ultimate goal, and the samurai's wisdom can help us achieve it.
πŸ”— Glasp Community Highlights

The Backwards Lawβ€”Why the Best Things in Life Must Be Let Go
by Β (8 min)
The best things in life often require us to surrender to the world and let go of control. The most important experiences and goals in life all exist on an inverted curve, where effort and reward have a negative correlation. To achieve these goals, we must take our minds and teach it to stop chasing its own tail by letting go and surrendering.
πŸ”— Glasp Community Highlights

The Big Lessons From History
by Morgan Housel (14 min)
History can teach us both specific events and broad behaviors that show up in multiple fields and eras. We must learn to reconcile short-term problems with long-term growth. Everyone has a different lens through which they view the world, and incentives can cause smart people to embrace and defend ideas that range from goofy to disastrous. Big events rarely have one cause, and no one can predict the risks that no one sees coming.
πŸ”— Glasp Community Highlights

πŸ“£ Community

  • 🟩 Monthly Community Meetup on Jan 13th:
    Our first community meetup in 2023 will be held at 11:00 am on January, 13th (PST). We look forward to meeting and chatting with you :) Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🀝
  • πŸŸ₯ Read5for5 Challenge starts next week:
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of January 16th! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 🀝

❀️  Gratitude

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

  • Thank you for taking the time to talk with us, Derek Reinhard! Your feedback is insightful and will help us improve Glasp! He writes an article about productivity and note-taking, etc, so please visit his website.
  • We appreciate Kerry for your warm words and for supporting us all the time! We're going to improve the product to contribute to our society, so please let us know if you have any suggestions anytime :)

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs πŸ™‚ 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

Quote of The Day: "Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." β€” Charles Swindoll

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