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Without stress there can be no Self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is built, over time, as stressful thoughts and situations are faced and dealt with. 

'Stressors' bring learning experiences that test self-confidence. The capacity to handle situations expands with experience. As increasingly-stressful learning experiences are handled, self-confidence grows. 

Without successful handling of stressors self-confidence has no chance to grow.

[Avoidance may provide relief  but it works against self-confidence.]

[Unsuccessful efforts at handling stressors may injure self-confidence...but, only if you let it...failures provide the opportunity to figure out 'better ways'...sooner or later 'better ways' lead to successful outcomes and then self-confidence grows.]

Seek out people who will encourage you to achieve what they alone know you can.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Sometimes, observant & wise people know our potential for achievement better than we know it ourselves.

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Even if that cloud doesn't have a silver lining it still might bring a rainbow.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 7, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While I have never explored the interior of clouds to discern whether or not they are actually silver...I have marveled at the majesty of rainbows. 

[Perhaps that's not too bad for a half-colour-blind guy who studied math and engineering.]

[[...now about that visible light spectrum]]

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Thought Tweets

I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

None of us can forecast the future: the best we can do is predict...do our best...then deal with actual situations.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

About Planning: Why plan? Who should plan? etc. 

Predict! When the word 'plan' [as in 'strategic plan'] annoys people, don't argue it or fight it. Choose to use the word 'predict'.

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