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Maybe it isn't more blessed to give than to receive - consider the Ben Franklin Effect.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Ben Franklin found people, even people who clearly disliked him, responded positively when he asked them for a favour. As one example, back in the day - almost 300 years ago, books were very rare in New England. Benjamin Franklin asked a political opponent [who had publicly criticized Ben] to lend him one of his prized books. The person loaned the book to Franklin, who read it quickly and thoroughly then returned it. After this experience, the opponent softened his attitude toward Franklin.

These Ben Franklin experiences led to what is now known as the Ben Frankin Effect

In general, people don't lack the desire to make changes. They lack the skill and habit.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"They lack the skill." When it comes to changeskill is a multi-edged sword

One sharp edge - the person who delivers the change-decision must deliver that decision with skill.

Another sharp edge - the person who receives the change-decision must receive that decision with skill

Another sharp edge - the people who implement the change-decision must perform the decision with skill

That's a lot of skill...that's the skill-work we must commit to if we want to make constructive change.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

If you can convince yourself you are too busy then you too can make worse decisions.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

  1. It's all in the way you hold your mind.
  2. You do not have to take the time required to make good decisions. It is your prerogative to make lousy decisions and nobody can take that right away from you.
  3. There's probably no better way to make lousy decisions than holding in your mind the thoughts, "I am too busy" and "I don't have time".
  4. If you put your mind to it you will find your mind will warm to the habit of "I am too busy" and "I don't have time". And soon, very soon, you will be able to make really lousy decisions.

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Delegation & Decisions | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Willpower is about converting self-drive into purposeful action.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

 If you have no definite purpose, no chief aim, no goals - then you have no need of willpower. Of course, your accomplishments will be unpredictable at best and destructive at worst.

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"Persistence involves adherence to a purpose clean through to a goal."

Frank Channing Haddock

'Power of Will', (1910)

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

You too can see the positive things in people...just open your mind then your eyes.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you have a positive mental attitude you are less critical of others.

When you have an agreeable personality you are less critical of others.

When you want to and think you can...you will see the best in people.

Discipline is the only remedy for wasted Talent.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When discipline is absent Talent is dormant, submerged, and wasted.

That's why discipline is a good thing.

Discipline serves a key role when success is in action.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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