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Problems are inevitable, goals are not. Plan accordingly.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As we do our work, we will always encounter problems.

As we do our work, we will not always achieve goals. 

Throughout our business careers, problems will outnumber achieved goals.

We need to keep that fact in perspective.

If we expend too much energy anticipating [worrying about, planning for] and addressing problems then we will not have enough energy left to achieve goals.

As we plan how our energy will be used we must make sure we allocate enough energy for focusing on goals.

The best solutions wear simple clothes.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Fancy clothes do not ensure value within.

The greater the need for fancy clothing for solutions the less the value within.

Some ancient wisdom....Ockham's Razor

 

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Good things come in little packages: that's the key to excellent work-process success.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Dr. Richard Carlson taught - "Don't sweat the small stuff".

That's good advice as long as it confined within the following context: (1) do small stuff and do it well & (2) don't feel distressed while you are doing it. There's nothing wrong with sweating while working out the body....although perspiration is a more-delicate word for that body exhaust. When the body works hard it vents exhaust. When the mind works hard it also vents exhaust. This is particularly so when the mind is undisciplined. When we break work into small pieces - tasks - we reduce the amount of that exhaust. And, of more importance, we increase the opportunities to receive [mental, self-generated] rewards for jobs well done.

We should make meetings so laborious people choose to do the work between them over presenting excuses during them.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 17, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of excuses.

Anticipate Situations.

 

Some never tire of fighting the same battles, using the same weapons, & meeting the same defeats. What peculiar stamina!

by Rick Baker
On Feb 8, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It seems some people never tire of experiencing the same old problems. What peculiar stamina!

Perhaps most of us appear that way when viewed from others' perspectives. [Attribution Bias]

Perhaps when observed by others most of us appear to obstinately cling to the bad habits that limit our ability to deal successfully with other people?

Perhaps my perceptions of other people's behaviour, as I watch them struggle, are too harsh?

Duplication annoys some people - others recognize repetition is a key to learning and repeated errors signal failure to learn.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Efficiency happens when things are done right the first time.

Efficiency happens when people learn and remember.

Some people view these as mutually exclusive things.

Isn't that a shame?

Mistakes happen when people try new things.

Mistakes provide opportunities to learn.

Some people don't learn from their errors.

Isn't that a shame?

 

 

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