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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

Good things come in little packages: that's the key to excellent work-process success.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Dr. Richard Carlson taught - "Don't sweat the small stuff".

That's good advice as long as it confined within the following context: (1) do small stuff and do it well & (2) don't feel distressed while you are doing it. There's nothing wrong with sweating while working out the body....although perspiration is a more-delicate word for that body exhaust. When the body works hard it vents exhaust. When the mind works hard it also vents exhaust. This is particularly so when the mind is undisciplined. When we break work into small pieces - tasks - we reduce the amount of that exhaust. And, of more importance, we increase the opportunities to receive [mental, self-generated] rewards for jobs well done.

Toe the line and be ready to leap before opportunity knocks.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Be Prepared" - Boy Scout motto

Lord Baden-Powell - Soldier, Writer, Boy Scouts Founder

(1857-1941)

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Opportunity rides on the wings of adversity.

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Leaders' Thoughts | Thought Tweets

We should make meetings so laborious people choose to do the work between them over presenting excuses during them.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 17, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of excuses.

Anticipate Situations.

 

Yes, it can be difficult...that's why it's called work.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

But, Difficult should not mean Unpleasant.

Physically-difficult work burns up energy in muscles, etc. It strengthens the muscles...that's a good thing...unless you're lazy, in which case physically-difficult work would be annoying.

Cognitively-difficult work burns up energy in neurons and other places. It strengthens neuronal connections...that's a good thing...unless you're lazy...then work, again, would become annoying.

About being annoyed or stressed out, etc: the cause behind negative feelings is not work. So, let's not place the blame on work when, in fact, there is another culprit.

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