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Thought Tweet #393

by Rick Baker
On Jan 18, 2012
Thought Tweet #393 “No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.”
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
The Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, said that. And, Bohr's point applies in business. In business, we often hear people talk about 'doing the right things' as opposed to 'doing things right'. 'Doing things right' is all about doing process 'right'…doing a good job when performing logically-generated processes. 'Doing the right things' is about dealing with people 'right'...doing a good job when working with people.

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Hero Worship | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

BHAGs ain’t for everyone!

by Rick Baker
On Apr 20, 2011

The graph below shows the way Goals and Self-Esteem are correlated.

 

Moving from left to right along the curve, the key points are:

  1. When Self-esteem is low it is difficult to set goals...so Goals, if any, are weak and don’t cut it
  2. When Goals are weak and they don’t ‘test the mettle’ Self-esteem tends to suffer and drop
  3. When Self-esteem is ‘normal’ people are comfortable setting Goals [some thrive on it]
  4. When Self-esteem is ‘normal’ it tends to increase with the challenge of the Goals
  5. When Self-esteem is at a peak Goals can be challenging…they can be ’stretch’ Goals
  6. When Goals become too challenging Self-esteem starts to drop, sometimes it plummets
  7. When Goals become unrealistic Self-esteem can quickly drop below ‘normal’ levels…and stay there
  8. BHAGs ain’t for everyone!


          

 

Conclusion: the concepts of success-consciousness are not for everyone. For many, it is better to set short-term stretch Goals, encouraging the use of  S.M.A.R.T. goals than to use that ‘word’ BHAG.

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Entrepreneur Thinking | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich

Sales Tweet #189

by Rick Baker
On Apr 7, 2011
Sales Tweet # 189 We must be able to think when we want to but be able to set thinking aside, at least, when we need to.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
It seems to me this is the way to blend the wisdom of Napoleon Hill ['Think and Grow Rich', for example] with the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle [‘The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment’, for example].
www.naphill.org
www.eckharttolle.com

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Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #172

by Rick Baker
On Mar 15, 2011
Sales Tweet #172 Only two things stand between you and Success: thinking and working.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
What a great combination: thinking-working, thinking-working, thinking-working…"Plan your work and work your plan" [Napoleon Hill]

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The Power Of and the Problem With Thinking

by Rick Baker
On Mar 9, 2011
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone
 
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius
 
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Voltaire
 
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz
 
You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
Denis Waitley
 
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James
 
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Winston Churchill
 
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human.
Bo Bennett
 
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
 
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Aldous Huxley
 
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury
 
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
Deepak Chopra
 
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Joseph Joubert

Sales Tweet #152

by Rick Baker
On Feb 15, 2011
Sales Tweet #152 If you have tried your hand and failed…try your head.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
And – don’t forget: No one appreciates constructive criticism as much as the person who is giving it.

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