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

by Rick Baker
On Jun 24, 2021

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 Jun 20, 2021

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 Jun 17, 2021

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 Jun 16, 2021

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.

We all have the same amount of time...we know the past is gone...we know we have the present...we only hope we have the future.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Time is our most-precious commodity.

We cannot afford to waste any of it complaining about not having enough of it.  

Only a silly person would waste time complaining about not having enough time.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Sometimes you just can win!

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, sometimes you just can't win. Everybody knows that. Almost everybody says that. And, some people are caught up in the habit of thinking and talking like that.

Why not make a habit of saying, "Sometimes you just can win!"

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets

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