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Over 2000 years ago, Roman Stoics developed the habit of waiting a day before beating slaves who had erred.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Speaking of Good Habits & Constructive Criticism...

If those ancient Romans could have that kind of self-control, just think what 21st Century business people could accomplish if they put their minds to it!

Willpower eats up energy - choose your battles with care.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 5, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Perfectionists and micro-managers illustrate interesting facets of the interplay between willpower and energy.

Perfectionists illustrate how misguided willpower has brought about the development of a bad habit that is impervious to willpower.

Micro-managers illustrate the same thing, with external focus.

Knowing it will require energy to break these bad habits, people need to take time outs to rejuvenate before attempting to reduce/remove these bad habits. 

Some people take the same route to work every day...if that route is blocked they don’t get to work.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 1, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We are all creatures of habit. While we always face many different routes, sometimes we just cannot look ahead or see them. We become victims of our situations, stalled in the present, stalled in the problem. 

Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 30, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline.

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Our pervasive habits take us both to and from our elusive goals.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 27, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The more elusive the goal, the more pervasive the habit.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some are good while some are bad....some are 'on topic' while some are 'off, on a tangent'. 

Paraphrasing Napoleon Hill - the wind can take you east or west, depending on how you set your sail.

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Problems are like icebergs: the biggest parts of them are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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