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If you point out 1 error the person may accept your feedback. If you point out 2 errors the person likely won't.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Think about it: what's your tolerance for criticism?

[As you consider that last question...Never mind what your logical mind is tricking you into thinking: what's your emotional tolerance for criticism?]

How much would the average person tolerate?

This person right in front of you - the one you are about to criticize - what's this person's tolerance?

Regardless - whatever you do - don't choose to deliver your criticism in doses of 5 or 4...or 3...or 2. [Stop at 1 or, better still, don't start.]

Small stuff is like a sponge. If you sweat over it long enough it becomes so big & heavy it drags you under.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When fear of failure prevails, it causes people to sweat the small stuff. 

Fear of Failure...one of the 6 Fears identified by Napoleon Hill in his classic 'Think and Grow Rich', (1937).

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I read that somewhere, many years ago. An interesting mind-picture.

A metaphor true to our anxieties.

We should avoid the darkrooms and the dark places where anxiety breeds; we should seek brilliance and concentrate on the brightest of lights.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

[Perhaps inspired by, or even coined by, Napoleon Hill.]

 

 

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets

Baby steps of action pave the path to unshakable self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We learn from our experiences. This learning grows experience by experience, piece by piece. And the more repetition of experience-pieces the stronger the learning. And, because we have gone through the learning process we know we know.

When we know we know we become confident about our abilities. The more we know we know the greater the confidence. Simple repetition of properly-performed action steps are the key to self-confidence.

We need to imagine future situations to determine the right action steps. That's the best path.

However, if we are confused about the right action steps then we can perform the action steps we know we  know...and do them with mastery. Every one of us can do that!So, baby steps take every one of us toward unshakable self-confidence.

Self-confidence is a process. We can design it. We can control it. We should all want to do that - self-confidence is a mindset to great value.

 

George Washington

"If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it is to be found."

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Should you celebrate your Good Habits more often?

by Rick Baker
On Sep 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things.  Urged on by well-meaning friends, not-so-well-meaning foes, and perfect-image TV commercials - People often agonize over their Bad Habits. Do you think People ought to cut back on that and celebrate their own Good Habits more often!

Biting your tongue just before it expresses something quite right but nonetheless doomed to be poorly received – that’s a good thing.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You can choose to adjust your personality so it is more pleasing and less annoying. Sometimes, the choice involves biting your tongue.

 

Benjamin Franklin

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."

 

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