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Sunday Retazo

April 4 · Issue #40 · View online

Hi, I am JOE and I write on "Mindful Productivity & Cerebral Happiness". My weekly newsletter is an endeavour to share life lessons, some thoughts, quotes and links to articles/podcasts/books, I discover over the week. Let's gear up to connect the dots and 'Unlock Human Potential'.

Hey friends,
This week was full of mix feelings, which included relocation and long road travel. This gave me a real taste of nomadic life. I am absolutely enjoying my extraordinary long road travel if 2000km in just 3 days. During this road drive I have been listening a very intellectual book “ Black Swan: The Impact of Highly Improbable”.
In a way, i have realised that such experiences of nomadic life teache us a lot about life. It does convey to us that ‘we all are transitory visitors with an unique purpose of our own on this planet called earth’. This is a very powerful realisation to live well in this chaotic word of chasing unrealistic deadlines, promotions and projections.
The last Saturday itself , I had driven close to 800km and thereafter sat on the table of my transitory room to write my Sunday Retazo . Why I have mentioned this is because, every ounce of my body was asking me to postpone it and write it next week.
Anyway, I was considering skipping this week’s email newsletter because I’m tired and it’s already the evening etc etc but I made a commitment to myself (and to you) to send an email newsletter every Sunday and so it will be done.
Just Showing Up
I imagine no one will care about something as trivial as a missed email newsletter, but I feel that when it comes to building productive habits, consistency and ‘just showing up’ is really important.
Let’s say we’re making a commitment to ourselves that we’ll go to the gym every other day, or do yoga or anything else that we’ll adhere to the schedule of everyday, or anything like that. Thrrenis something which popped up in my mind :-
We’re definitely going to have days where we can’t be bothered. We’ll make up dubious reasons, telling ourselves that one missed day doesn’t matter and that we’ll work twice as hard the following day to make it up.
This is a trap. Habits are built on consistency.___ Joe Sehrawat
The way I see it, it doesn’t really matter what we do?, As long as we just show up that’s what matters. Small habits gives us the rich dividends in this world which is full of randomness.
Let’s apply this to exams( those who will be writting it soon ) or anything else which you consider it important. The vital thing is to just show up. We should sit down with our books/laptops/iPads and just commit to doing 30 minutes of active recall. Usually, we’ll find that we end up doing far more, because once we’re in the swing of it, we can keep going. But even if we don’t, even if we just do those 30 minutes, that’s infinitely better than nothing.
So when I have those days when I can’t be bothered, I like to reduce the intensity but still show up. With this email newsletter, for example - I’ve composed it immediately on reaching to my midway destination. It’s by no means a literary masterpiece, but I’ve shown up and written something that I hope will have value to at least one person. That’s a win in my diary. Far better to do that than to skip the email newsletter in toto because ‘it’s not good enough’.
If you’d like to learn more about habit formation, the book ‘The Power of Habit’ is an interesting read. And as usual, at the bottom of this email you’ll find links to fun articles / videos I came across this week and thought I’d share.
Well done to everyone who’s finished exams, AND good luck if you’ve got them coming up. Remember : - 👇
Luck favours the ones who are well prepared . __Joe Sehrawat
Have a great week!

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Welcome to the World of Infinite Possibilities:
🍀Something I'm Thinking About :🤔🤔
Wear Your Scars Like a Badge of Honor :-We all have scars and bruises from past lovers, painful failures, and moments of humiliation. We all have secrets but no matter how dark and embarrassing they seem, we cannot let them consume our joy of life. A secret is like a black hole, it just tries to suck us in. But the wild strength inside each of us is free and daring, it doesn’t allow some stupid event from the past to define the entire life. You are here to thrive and not to live in the shadow of past mistakes and shame that was imposed on you by someone’s insecurities.
🍀Book I'm Listening during my Road Travel :🎧🎧
The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: -by Nassim Nicholas Taleb |
🍀Some Interesting Links for the Week:
Life is not about feeling awesome all the time……. Click the link 🔗 to read the full article….
Hey YouTube, it is that time of year where so many of the people we love are transitioning into the next chapter of their lives. This video maybe one of the .
⌛️End Note : 🍀🍀
📍 I would not mind, if you give some love to my Life Skills Lab & Newsletter and share with your friends to see , if they too like it as well. Till then “Take good care of yourself”. I will meet you next Sunday with an another edition of my ‘Sunday RETAZO’.
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Joe Sehrawat
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