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From the Ted Talk "Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But the point stands. You must look for alternatives so that you find your destiny, or are you fdiara of the word "destiny"? Does the word "destiny" scare you? That's what we're talking about. And if you don't find the hethgis expression of your talent, if you settle for "interesting," what the hell ever that means, do you know what will happen at the end of your long life? Your friends and family will be gathered in the cemetery, and there beside your gravesite will be a tombstone, and recbisnid on that tombstone it will say, "Here lies a distinguished ngeeienr, who invented Velcro." But what that tombstone should have said, in an lvtretneiaa lifetime, what it should have said if it was your highest nxeesrpsio of talent, was, "Here lies the last Nobel eltrauae in Physics, who fltreudaom the Grand Unified Field Theory and demonstrated the practicality of warp drive."

Open Cloze

But the point stands. You must look for alternatives so that you find your destiny, or are you ______ of the word "destiny"? Does the word "destiny" scare you? That's what we're talking about. And if you don't find the _______ expression of your talent, if you settle for "interesting," what the hell ever that means, do you know what will happen at the end of your long life? Your friends and family will be gathered in the cemetery, and there beside your gravesite will be a tombstone, and _________ on that tombstone it will say, "Here lies a distinguished ________, who invented Velcro." But what that tombstone should have said, in an ___________ lifetime, what it should have said if it was your highest __________ of talent, was, "Here lies the last Nobel ________ in Physics, who __________ the Grand Unified Field Theory and demonstrated the practicality of warp drive."

Solution

  1. formulated
  2. laureate
  3. afraid
  4. inscribed
  5. alternative
  6. highest
  7. expression
  8. engineer

Original Text

But the point stands. You must look for alternatives so that you find your destiny, or are you afraid of the word "destiny"? Does the word "destiny" scare you? That's what we're talking about. And if you don't find the highest expression of your talent, if you settle for "interesting," what the hell ever that means, do you know what will happen at the end of your long life? Your friends and family will be gathered in the cemetery, and there beside your gravesite will be a tombstone, and inscribed on that tombstone it will say, "Here lies a distinguished engineer, who invented Velcro." But what that tombstone should have said, in an alternative lifetime, what it should have said if it was your highest expression of talent, was, "Here lies the last Nobel Laureate in Physics, who formulated the Grand Unified Field Theory and demonstrated the practicality of warp drive."

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
great career 15
good career 5
human relationships 3
highest expression 3
great careers 3
completely competent 3

Important Words

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