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Success happens when we do a lot of little things right...after learning from a lot of little things done wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

On the road to success, we make mistakes. When we make mistakes we have the opportunity to learn from them.

We have the opportunity to not make the same mistake. And we also have the opportunity to not make similar mistakes.

We can take a solution for one mistake and use it, in the future, to troubleshoot other situations so we don't make other mistakes. In other words we can both institutionalize solutions and generalize solutions by applying them to foreseeable situations that lend themselves to similar solutions.

With this approach we can learn from our errors.

We can learn how to avoid repeating errors.

We can also learn how to troubleshoot and remove the amount of errors we face in the future.

 

Plan for the particular and the peculiar...because that's what you are...and so is your perspective.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Particular, peculiar, distinctive, & unique: in the English language the meaning of these words overlap. Of these 4 words, we should give 'peculiar' its fair share of consideration.  While many people will struggle with defining themselves as 'peculiar', others will barely hesitate to do it...I mean, to other people...of course.

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Beyond Business | Definitions - Spirited Words Defined | Humour | 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.

When a combination of skills, goals, & plans is not present, people give up their dreams & hope.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Skills, goals and plans will always be required. 

Without these basics, work is demoralizing and frustrating.

Without these basics, unless they have tremendous will, people give up their dreams and hope.

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The joys of evolution!

It seems [until someone helps me understand otherwise] we humans are the only animals capable of pointing fingers at others.

We alone enjoy all the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

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Beyond Business | Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 22, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...many of us accept that struggling lot in life...and some of us embrace struggling as the starting process that allows learning and growth.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

Isn't that unfortunate!

 

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