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Seek out people who will encourage you to achieve what they alone know you can.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Sometimes, observant & wise people know our potential for achievement better than we know it ourselves.

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Bad habits make no one feel good.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 2, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

Taking us away from our goals...annoying us and annoying other people.

That's the essence, the definition, of Bad Habits.

The greatest of leaders change themselves. They mould their character to remove the bad habits that impair leadership.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes they replace combative attitudes with kind attitudes. Sometimes they toughen up their softness. Either way they mould their character to remove the bad habits that prevent leadership.

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

by Rick Baker
On Jul 27, 2018

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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.

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

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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. 

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