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Ignorance is bliss; enlightenment is bliss: the work in between is the tough part.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

For some reason, we have an old saying, "Ignorance is bliss." Obviously, that's an exaggeration...or is it?

At the other end of the spectrum, many gurus have taught, "Enlightenment is bliss." I think that may be true...however, not having reached that state I cannot say for sure.

Yes - work is challenging...it tests us, it resists our desires, and it strengthens us. 

And perhaps, as James Allen taught, perfection and work-mastery bring bliss as work-challenges vanish.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Winners seek solutions and think of better places. Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The choice is yours.

Choose fixing the problem over fixing the blame.

Do not assume the purpose behind your instructions is obvious.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 9, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We cannot assume the purpose of our thinking is obvious. We cannot assume the purpose of their thinking is obvious. And, we are far better off over-communicating about the purpose behind out thoughts, ideas, and requests than under-communicating about them.

 

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Communication: Improving Communication | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

Why anger is better than frustration

by Rick Baker
On Dec 8, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Confusion: that's a light sampling of conflicted thought.

Torn between 2...that's a heavier sampling.

Confounded: that can be bloody annoying.

Conflicted thoughts are the roots of frustration.

Frustration gets you nowhere & getting nowhere is frustrating: a vicious circle or downward spiral.

At least when we are angry we are more certain about our thoughts. This is why anger is better than frustration.

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Problems are like icebergs: their most-damaging parts are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

May your molehills remain molehills and may your ego choose molehills over mountain climbing.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Better to climb mountains in your mind than on the back of your donkey-ego. 

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