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Communication band-aids don't solve the discomfort of negative thinking.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Shape up, Man, you gotta improve your attitude!  

Great advice in theory - useless advice in reality. 

If you want to help people with negative thinking, think first about your own attitude, thoughts and action then learn how to improve by replacing negative thinking with new thoughts.

 

Never Give Up..You owe it to yourself...You owe it to your family...You owe it to Life.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 28, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, Sir Winston Churchill comes to mind, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” 

Churchill, singularly, inspired a nation.

But, there's more to it...

Churchill inspired himself. 

[...in support of inspiration and daily affirmations]


Winners seek solutions and think of better places. Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The choice is yours.

Choose fixing the problem over fixing the blame.

The optimist probably are just as wrong as the pessimists...but optimists have more fun.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 18, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Just don’t let optimism get outside the bounds of realism.

Tags:

Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets

People with lesser ambitions should not impress their non-champion beliefs on champions or other more-confident competitors.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 21, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If everyone watered down their self-confidence in an effort to conform to the average then every competition would end in an across-the-board tie...with everyone finishing either first or last.

[First? or Last?...what a conundrum...with everyone average there would be no pessimists or optimists to argue one way or the other.]

 

Tags:

Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Why can't the glass be both half-full and half-empty?

by Rick Baker
On Aug 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Is your glass at least half-full and half-empty?

Rather than limit people to 2 ways of thinking and claiming one is optimistic and the other pessimistic, we ought to encourage people to view Situations and People's actions from multiple perspectives...by, for example, encouraging people to use tools like Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats'.

In some Situations, it is appropriate to consider what has been added while in others it is appropriate to consider what has been subtracted. Sometimes we need to consider possibilities. Other times we need to identify the need for urgent action. 

This goes beyond optimism, pessimism, and realism. While that 'mindset' differentiation may be important, with people or with situations, it also may not be important.

Situations & People deserve a lot more thinking than optimism/pessimism tests.

PS: That glass-half-full-glass-half-empty saying has always annoyed me. It is too cliché and it puts people into a 2-dimensional box when all of us know we live in at least a 3-dimensional world.

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Optimism & Pessimism | Questions?: The Art of Asking Good Questions | Thought Tweets

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