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If you simply must get something out of your system, make it productivity.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it was James Watt who first said, "If you want to blow off steam, put it to work."

[I could be wrong about that...]

If you want to develop more self-control, start by setting goals.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

No point getting chicken-and-egg bogged down thinking about what comes first - goals or self-control. No point debating whether or not there are values in goals. No point debating whether or not long-term gain justifies short-term pain. If you believe self-control is a valuable trait...then set a goal, focus on it, and work at it. [That's the way to build self-control and achieve goals.]

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A successful Sense of Urgency: that's doing things promptly when you know the right things to do and you know how to do them well.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 23, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Anything shy of this isn't a successful sense of urgency.

Anything shy of this is guesswork, bad planning, or fighting phantom fires.

Anything shy of this is pretty much guaranteed to annoy everyone you drag into your situations.

Most people tend to express problems in ways that do not reveal the true source of their pain.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 22, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

And most people reply to such cries for help with cries for help. [a helpful message from Eckhardt Tolle]

It's all about the huge influence our unconscious brain exerts, as part of the human condition.

 

Under-Promise and Over-Deliver…Under-Talk & Over-Listen

by Rick Baker
On Oct 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Even while people are extremely busy, somehow they manage to remember the promises you didn’t deliver on.

And, if people are talking there is a reason for it.

I mean, people have reasons for saying things even if the things they are saying are not on the same topic as the things you are thinking while you could be listening while they are talking.

Rather than thinking all that stuff by yourself and waiting for them to stop talking so you can get your thoughts delivered…you could listen.

If you want to influence others, influence yourself first. Make little changes for the better. Then share that good habit.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

All great leaders make major changes to their way of dealing with 'their personal challenges' and their way of interacting with other people. 

All great leaders learn how to replace Bad Habits with Good Habits.

Self-control is your people-magnet.

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