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Power of Will & Spontaneous Creativity...aren't they the wonderful, bi-polar highlights of our human condition!

by Rick Baker
On May 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Power of Will - a much-praised attribute and process of character (willpower).

Creativity & Spontaneity - humour, music, art, & invention - these add magic to our lives.

"Do you appreciate both?"

"Do you balance both?"

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Negative feelings by their very nature tend to alienate and isolate us. Then they go about wasting much of our energy.

by Rick Baker
On May 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Feelings are mind states where egos are at work justifying their appetites.

While the voices of ego are little, they are incessant. Barrages of little voices fight to serve and satisfy the huge appetites of egos. Egos, their appetites, and their little but incessant voices are not to be ignored.

It seems you can build a business on very complex things and on very simple things, but not in-between.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Simple things, especially those that touch the emotions, form the foundation of many successful businesses - from your favourite local diner and your favourite hair stylist to pet rocks and dog groomers. 

Complex things amaze us, especially those of us who are early adopters. Say no more than 'new Apple product'. Or, consider the impact new special effects have on the movies and the entertainment sector.

Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

 

 

 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

Mistakes become demons only when they know we haven't learned their lessons.

by Rick Baker
On May 4, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We give life to our mistakes when we allow them to get the better of us. As we worry about them, we give them power...the power of demons. When we learn the lessons they are trying to teach us, our mistakes no longer possess the power of demons. Objective thought is the key to learning lessons from our mistakes. Objective thought does its best work when our emotions are under our control. 

 

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." [a quote, far from Yogi Berra and Mark Twain]

by Rick Baker
On Apr 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While those words could have come from the lips of Yogi Berra or Mark Twain, they did not.

It is a quote from the Danish Physicist, Niels Bohr (1885-1962). Bohr had a terrific personality and [it seems] sense of humour.

And, of course, he was a deep thinker. Here is another example: The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.

When tempted by worries...think of this Niels Bohr quote.

 

It takes two to tug-of-war...unless, of course, you choose to battle people in your head.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It takes two to tango; it takes two to tangle; it takes two to tug-of-war.

And, more often than not, the two must bring an excess of emotion to escalate the situation.

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Sometimes it only takes one to tango, tangle, or tug-of-war. We all are quite capable of dancing with and fighting with imaginary foes in our heads.

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