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When troubles consume your thoughts, remember "Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..."

by Rick Baker
On Feb 27, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..." Frank Channing Haddock made that point in his 1910 classic, 'Power of Will'. 

Long before the medical sciences confirmed the concepts of neuroplasticity, people knew the awesome power & virtually unlimited possibilities available to the human mind. 

If emergencies can remove the pain of toothaches then properly trained minds can do the same thing.

Our minds have the ability to remove the 'negative feelings and thoughts' we encounter during day-to-day life.

Abundance exists in the ability to control your thoughts.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 11, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Abundance is the ability to control your thoughts...and this is easier if you have good health, a level of intelligence, and a level of financial comfort. 

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Abundance | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

"I'm too busy". That's a real good way not to be thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I favour abundance thinking over scarcity mindsets. 

If I think "I'm too busy" then I have a scarcity mindset with respect to time, the most-precious commodity...or darned close to it.

So - I must not think "I'm too busy."

And - I must leave "I'm too busy" to the people who embrace those scarcity mindsets. 

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Abundance | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

3 abilities rise above all others: intelligence, willpower, & drive

by Rick Baker
On Nov 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

Every human being possesses the seeds of intelligence, willpower, and drive at birth. To a certain degree, and the degree varies from person to person, we develop these three abilities over time. The amount of intelligence and willpower we develop determines the extent we are able to express our strengths. Drive is all about putting energy to productive use...drive is innate...intelligence and willpower protect drive from negative influences [...both intrinsic and extrinsic negative influences].

 

An ideal way to help people: show them how to 'disentangle' the energy and power they, naturally, possess.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Energy & Natural Talent: 2 things we all possess.

But,  we rarely experience people helping us put those 2 things to best use.

Be the exception...help people disentangle the energy wrapped around their Talents.

 

The question shouldn't be, Is the glass half-full or half-empty? It should be, Is the glass half-full and half-empty?

by Rick Baker
On Sep 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Actually, the question should be - 

Is the glass at least both half-full and half-empty?

Rather than limit people to 2 ways of thinking and claiming one is optimistic and the other pessimistic, we ought to encourage people toview Situations and People's actions from multiple perspectives...by, for example, encouraging people to use tools like Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats'.

In some Situations, it is appropriate to consider what has been added while in others it is appropriate to consider what has been subtracted. Sometimes we need to consider possibilities. Other times we need to identify the need for urgent action. 

This goes beyond optimism, pessimism, and realism. While that 'mindset' differentiation may be important, with people or with situations, it also may not be important.

Situations & People deserve a lot more thinking than optimism/pessimism tests.

PS: That glass-half-full-glass-half-empty saying has always annoyed me. It is too cliché and it puts people into a 2-dimensional box when all of us know we live in at least a 3-dimensional world.

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Abundance | Thought Tweets

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