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Success contains a blend of 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity versus LogicEntrepreneurship versus Big Business. Rock Logic versus Water LogicEinstein versus Socrates. The School of Hard Knocks versus Academia. Right-brain versus Left-brain [which I think is a dangerous over-simplification of how the human brain actually works].

Regardless of how we define their difference we need to keep these opposites in proper balance.

How do you find the proper balance between 'imaginative' & 'disciplined' thinking?

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Educate your brain: don't just stuff it full of facts and demand it work harder - mould it so it does a good job of thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 13, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you are thrilled with the way your mind and brain are serving you...terrific!

If you are not thrilled - take your mind to a better place...as one example, train your mind how to think more positively...another example, train your mind how to govern self-control.

Multi-task for mediocrity - or - Focus for excellence. That's the choice.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 8, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Can this common sense [backed by brain science] withstand the urgencies of your day?

Focus & concentration bring excellence.

When we have mastered performance excellence we can get in the zone.

Either way, focus/concentrate or in the zone, we are not multi-tasking when we are performing with excellence.

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

A thin skull allows important stuff to get in easier.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mistakes bang into and bounce off thick skulls.

This annoys Mistakes because their role is teaching lessons.

The problem is: When thick skulls won't let them in Mistakes cannot teach lessons to thick-skulled brains.

So Mistakes keep coming back, knocking on thick skulls over and over and over again.

While Mistakes are born to be great teachers, over time they tend to develop an uppity attitude and a nasty sense of humour. Even when they've given up on teaching well-concealed brains Mistakes have no desire to stop knocking on the thick skulls that house those brains.

The key foresight point is: We can count on Mistakes to come back over and over again to knock on our skulls if we keep them thick.

The bottom line is: As long as our skulls remain thick we will never have the opportunity to learn the lessons taught by Mistakes.

 

Multi-task for mediocrity or focus for excellence.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 20, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Brain experts are telling us: The uptrend in multi-tasking, especially multi-tasking involving high-tech communication devices, is changing neural patterns by strengthening some paths and weakening others. The neural paths that allow us to talk on the cell phone while surfing the web or creating a spreadsheet are strengthening while the neural paths that allow us to focus and concentrate are taking a back seat.

As this trend continues huge numbers of human beings will be able to do huge amounts of mediocre stuff.

We have a choice: we can choose to multi-task our way to mediocrity or we can focus & concentrate for work-performance excellence.

Put another way: we can choose to multi-task or we can choose to task-multi. [And major success only happens when we choose the latter.]

 

Perception is reality...and perceptions change over time, taking reality with them.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Perceptions are fragile things.

Our perceptions are partial, filtered, skewed...

Even some of our most-vivid and most-believed memories are proven wrong.

 

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Thought Tweets

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