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Personal strengths, desire to achieve, & attitude: 3 key things you can develop.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Lou Holtz, the famed Notre Dame football coach, said something like: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

What is Ability? The key to ability is Personal Strengths and Personal Strengths = Natural Talents + Pertinent Knowledge + Skill development through practice. [link to Strengths]

What is Motivation? Motivation is an internal driver that makes you want to understand the [external] world and exert your influence on it. [link to Will to Power]

What is Attitude? Positive Mental Attitude exists when your mind is able to guide and focus your thoughts and actions toward your desired ends/goals.

Written Goals don't just help you set your work-priorities, they help you define your personal Values.

by Rick Baker
On May 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Values, Purpose, Vision, Rules, & Goals are not discreet, stand-alone concepts. They are intertwined. For most People, they are iterative-too...gaining more clarity with time. When you boil business down, its essence is People, Process, & SituationsPeople come first. People bring with them 'Character'...which, for each person, is a summing up of his/her Values, Purpose, Vision, Rules, & Goals. 

Curiosity, Moderation & Variety are the archenemies of Bad Habits.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Q: Why are certain habits called Bad Habits

A: Because they reduce the ability to achieve our Goals?

Q: How might we change our Bad Habits for the better?

A: Consciously, practice Curiosity, think and act with Moderation, & expand your exposure to Variety.

Willpower is the human body's most energy-intensive process.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 10, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The brain accounts for 20% of the body's energy use. And, nothing consumes more brain energy that the exercising of willpower.

Willpower: that's when the brain, through conscious thought, forces/guides the body to behave in ways that lead toward [are consistent with] long-term goals.

If you want to develop more self-control, start by setting goals.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

No point getting chicken-and-egg bogged down thinking about what comes first - goals or self-control. No point debating whether or not there are values in goals. No point debating whether or not long-term gain justifies short-term pain. If you believe self-control is a valuable trait...then set a goal, focus on it, and work at it. [That's the way to build self-control and achieve goals.]

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

Persistence is Self-Discipline in Thought then Action then Thought then Action then Thought then Action...

by Rick Baker
On Mar 9, 2019

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Brian Tracy said, "Persistence is self-discipline in action."

I believe desired Actions are always preceded by desired Thoughts.

In order to achieve Goals we must first discipline our Thoughts then those disciplined Thoughts will govern our Actions.

The habit of self-discipline is an essential ingredient of success.

 

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