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In general, people don't lack the desire to make changes. They lack the skill and habit.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"They lack the skill." When it comes to changeskill is a multi-edged sword

One sharp edge - the person who delivers the change-decision must deliver that decision with skill.

Another sharp edge - the person who receives the change-decision must receive that decision with skill

Another sharp edge - the people who implement the change-decision must perform the decision with skill

That's a lot of skill...that's the skill-work we must commit to if we want to make constructive change.

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Change: Creating Positive Change | Delegation & Decisions | Thought Tweets

You gotta go the first mile before you start talkin' about going the extra mile.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 20, 2019

The Thinkin' Behind The Tweet

Everyone knows, "Talk's cheap". Yet, some people forget it. They get all carried away talking about going extra miles when they haven't managed to complete the first mile. They have taken some steps, cut some corners, etc., however, they haven't got that first mile done yet.

Clichés are cheaper than most talk: Actions are far more telling; Achieved goals speak volumes.

As your creativity increases your ability to receive good advice decreases.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 19, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Creativity is one of the most threatening commodities. As a rule, when people observe it happening around them they feel threatened. This causes them to construct opinions and express them. When you show people your creativity the amount of advice you receive is sure to increase...

But A BIG OUCH on the quality of that advice should you choose to heed it.

Don't shoot the messenger until you've at least had a chance to see the opportunity.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Too often we close our ears and our minds to those who express objections.

Too often we close our eyes and our minds to opportunities.

Discontent, regardless of how it is packaged, just may be the best vehicle for positive change.

You fool no one and annoy many when you set bars higher than you yourself can jump.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 9, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

To the full extent possible - do not delegate work you cannot do yourself.

At the very least, take utmost care if you find yourself delegating work you cannot do. 

Should you find yourself delegating work you cannot do yourself, do not make the mistake of being too critical of the performance of others. Be well aware of the limitation caused by your lack of ability to help them improve.

You know you need to take small side-steps to get out of a Bad-Habit ruts.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Habits exist in loops of brain circuitry.

[Or, at least, that's a description that allows us to understand and address Habits.]

With each repetition, a Habit becomes more ingrained...the Habit groove or rut becomes deeper and deeper. While it may seem this applies more to Bad Habits than to Good Habits, we must not underestimate the force of the good. We must understand the grooves and ruts of several Habits are 'overlapped' and 'intertwined'. Good Habits support one another in positive grooves. Bad Habits support one another in negative ruts.

To escape a Bad-Habit rut we must focus our attention and interest on making a single, small side-step. That's the way to get out of a Bad Habit rut.

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