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Problems are inevitable, goals are not. Plan accordingly.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As we do our work, we will always encounter problems.

As we do our work, we will not always achieve goals. 

Throughout our business careers, problems will outnumber achieved goals.

We need to keep that fact in perspective.

If we expend too much energy anticipating [worrying about, planning for] and addressing problems then we will not have enough energy left to achieve goals.

As we plan how our energy will be used we must make sure we allocate enough energy for focusing on goals.

The best solutions wear simple clothes.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Fancy clothes do not ensure value within.

The greater the need for fancy clothing for solutions the less the value within.

Some ancient wisdom....Ockham's Razor

 

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Anxiety is in our genes...it is the legacy of fight or flight, which allowed our ancestors to bring us us.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Anxiety: be present, don't fret over it, observe it in real time, & learn what it takes to control it if it gets out of hand.

In right-sized doses, anxiety energizes and hones focus.

In too-large doses, anxiety becomes a demon and destroys quality of life.

Embrace the realities of life...and do not be too disappointed in results.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Paraphrasing one of the messages Charles Haanel placed in 'The Master Key' (1917). 

My take-aways...

When we focus too much on results we lose the connection between 'causes' and 'effects'. Best to focus and concentrate on 'causes' and when results are undesirable accept them as lessons.

The realities of life run deep...beyond the range of human understanding.

Avoid victim-think.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets

Plan for the particular and the peculiar...because that's what you are...and so is your perspective.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Particular, peculiar, distinctive, & unique: in the English language the meaning of these words overlap. Of these 4 words, we should give 'peculiar' its fair share of consideration.  While many people will struggle with defining themselves as 'peculiar', others will barely hesitate to do it...I mean, to other people...of course.

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Beyond Business | Definitions - Spirited Words Defined | Humour | Thought Tweets

Knowledge costs money and lack of knowledge costs more.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We must pay to learn.

We can buy knowledge contained in books.

We can buy knowledge contained in hard knocks

We must pay much for knowledge in order to have much.

If we do not pay much for knowledge, we pay even more.

 

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Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

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