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Forget your mistakes…right after you learn from them.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some say, "Forget your mistakes". That's not good advice.

  1. Our brains are powerful machines, designed to remember, not to forget. Why waste brain-energy fighting the natural flow? 
  2. Invest brain-energy learning from mistakes and then celebrate that learning.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Without stress there can be no Self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is built, over time, as stressful thoughts and situations are faced and dealt with. 

'Stressors' bring learning experiences that test self-confidence. The capacity to handle situations expands with experience. As increasingly-stressful learning experiences are handled, self-confidence grows. 

Without successful handling of stressors self-confidence has no chance to grow.

[Avoidance may provide relief  but it works against self-confidence.]

[Unsuccessful efforts at handling stressors may injure self-confidence...but, only if you let it...failures provide the opportunity to figure out 'better ways'...sooner or later 'better ways' lead to successful outcomes and then self-confidence grows.]

Why are some people so inclined to be morale busters at work? And - How might we help them get over it?

by Rick Baker
On May 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I want to create a Top 10 list of ways to help morale-busting people get over whatever it is that causes them to want to spread negativity at work. I am not talking about people who express concerns openly, in front of those who they blame for this or that. I am talking about people who do their complaining behind the backs of the people about whom they complain.

I'd like to create a list of the Top 10 Remedies for Behind-the-Back Complaints.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated...

Here's one -

  1. Ask people to accept an environment where others can, without risk, openly express concerns about one another directly to one another. And, if that doesn't work the concern  be escalated to the boss or the 'team'.must

Thick-skinned people can handle both sides of that approach.

Do you agree?

A thin skull allows important stuff to get in easier.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mistakes bang into and bounce off thick skulls.

This annoys Mistakes because their role is teaching lessons.

The problem is: When thick skulls won't let them in Mistakes cannot teach lessons to thick-skulled brains.

So Mistakes keep coming back, knocking on thick skulls over and over and over again.

While Mistakes are born to be great teachers, over time they tend to develop an uppity attitude and a nasty sense of humour. Even when they've given up on teaching well-concealed brains Mistakes have no desire to stop knocking on the thick skulls that house those brains.

The key foresight point is: We can count on Mistakes to come back over and over again to knock on our skulls if we keep them thick.

The bottom line is: As long as our skulls remain thick we will never have the opportunity to learn the lessons taught by Mistakes.

 

Respond to cries for help with listening ears, seeing eyes and thinking brains...rather than with your cries for help..

by Rick Baker
On Apr 23, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As Eckhart Tolle said, “Most people respond to a cry for help with a cry for help”.

You can find plenty of opportunities to break that communication pattern!

You don't settle for just learning when the seas are calm; you choose to learn when all Hell’s breakin’ loose out there.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We are well into that Future Shocked world.

Some say it's a scary place.

Some see amazing opportunities.

Regardless, all of us have but one Earth-life to live...might as well participate in the learning experience.


 

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