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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.

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

by Rick Baker
On Apr 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people live to change. For example, some people embrace life-long learning. Others find a lifetime of change by embracing entrepreneurship

That does not mean they make personal changes for the better. Regardless of the life-long learning or the entrepreneurship or all the other changes, bad habits persist.

Sometimes, probably more often than not, even the worst of bad habits remain until true discontent sets in.  


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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If you want to influence others, influence yourself first. Make little changes for the better. Then share that good habit.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 20, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

All great leaders make major changes to their way of dealing with 'their personal challenges' and their way of interacting with other people. 

All great leaders learn how to replace Bad Habits with Good Habits.

Self-control is your people-magnet.

It's OK when you have an ego; it's not OK when an ego has you.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 19, 2019

The Thought Behind The Tweet

When it comes to ego, I believe moderation is the right course.

Eastern philosophies teach the merits of reduction of ego...removal of it to the extent that is possible. [Total removal of ego being a blissful state.]

Western capitalists have illustrated the serious damage caused by high, out-of-control egos.

It seems to me human beings were meant to have egos...why else would virtually all of us [if not all of us] have them? 

But, moderation is required...self-control, that is.

Some people become problem magnets...attracting a never-ending series of similar problems.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many of us don't see the problems coming let alone see we are the specialists who create them.

For some people - problems get totally out of control...arriving one after another...time after time after time.

Some people cannot get out of their 'problem ruts'. They need help removing bad habits. They need the benefits found in other people's talents & strengths. 

 

 

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