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If you cannot see the forest for the trees, you're out on a limb.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 19, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Few people possess the ability to think strategically while having a solid grasp of the details of the plan. Some people do not know they are out on a limb until they suffer a painful fall. Yes - that's part of the learning experience...as long as they are able to get up after the fall.

People eat sour fruit sparingly. Yet they complain about it much.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes sour fruit is the best thing to consume. The British found that out several centuries ago and the practice of eating limes was encouraged by Scottish Dr. James Lind. He helped the British Navy understand limes and lime juice prevented sailors from the pain and suffering of scurvy. This fact was known prior to the arrival of Dr. Lind. And, the benefit of limes was well understood when he documented proof. Yet, the practice of eating limes to prevent scurvy was not adopted by the British Navy until some time later.

The first sailors who ate limes were ridiculed. By fellow sailors and pirates alike.

To this day the legacy of ridicule lives on in the form of a derogatory/racist ancestor of the word lime.

To this day, people resist when others try to force them to eat sour fruit.

So, take care when you try to unload sour fruit on your people.

Care taken while introducing sour fruit is inversely proportional to the amount of complaining that introduction generates. The greater the care, the lesser the complaints.

Procrastination is a lot like using your dentist's drill on your own teeth...

by Rick Baker
On Nov 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you have some skill at it, and you use it properly, then procrastination can be a very good tool and you can end up with a big healthy smile on your face.

If you use it wrong, as most people do, then you can cause yourself pained expression and a rotten taste in your mouth.

Related to this... You can put procrastination on a reduced-negative-thinking diet.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Humour | Thought Tweets

Curiosity doesn't kill cats...it just makes them very interesting.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe, curiosity kills cats; definitely, curiosity motivates people.

Perhaps, many animals are curious. Certainly, some are...cats have a reputation for it. Human beings must be the most curious animal on Earth. Curiosity is in our DNA. Curiosity is the root of innovation, invention, and creativity.

I don't think curiosity kills cats...it just makes them very interesting.

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Humour | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

When you display anger people get defensive. (Wow -Who'd have seen that coming!)

by Rick Baker
On Nov 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say we should not thwart the natural energy captured in the form of anger.

Perhaps, a bit of anger in the workplace is OK. As long as you're OK with a bit of defensiveness. 

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

It's tough to enjoy the humour at your office when it all happens behind your back.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The missed-joys of bad-boss oblivion, when ignorance creates behind-the-back bliss. 

What you don't know can be damned funny. 

What you don't know won't hurt you...well, at least not directly.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

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