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Multi-task for mediocrity or focus for excellence.

by Rick Baker
On May 27, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Brain experts are telling us: The uptrend in multi-tasking, especially multi-tasking involving high-tech communication devices, is changing neural patterns by strengthening some paths and weakening others. The neural paths that allow us to talk on the cell phone while surfing the web or creating a spreadsheet are strengthening while the neural paths that allow us to focus and concentrate are taking a back seat.

As this trend continues huge numbers of human beings will be able to do huge amounts of mediocre stuff.

We have a choice: we can choose to multi-task our way to mediocrity or we can focus & concentrate for work-performance excellence.

Put another way: we can choose to multi-task or we can choose to task-multi. [And major success only happens when we choose the latter.]

 

"Leave no stone unturned." That ancient wisdom reeks of perfectionism. Better to leave some stones unturned!

by Rick Baker
On May 23, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Leave no stone unturned."

Euripides [Greek Playwright, 480-406 BC]

And, more about devils and details.

 

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Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Do you commit to being useful every day from here to eternity? Has making yourself useful become one of your good habits?

by Rick Baker
On May 21, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have good days and bad days; our internal drive-energy ebbs and flows.

Regardless, we can commit to thinking and doing useful things...every day...for the rest of our lives.

[Why wouldn't we commit to thinking and doing useful things?]

[What reason could we possibly have for not committing to that?]

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 May 20, 2017

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.


 

Success happens when we do a lot of little things right...after learning from a lot of little things done wrong.

by Rick Baker
On May 19, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

On the road to success, we make mistakes. When we make mistakes we have the opportunity to learn from them.

We have the opportunity to not make the same mistake. And we also have the opportunity to not make similar mistakes.

We can take a solution for one mistake and use it, in the future, to troubleshoot other situations so we don't make other mistakes. In other words we can both institutionalize solutions and generalize solutions by applying them to foreseeable situations that lend themselves to similar solutions.

With this approach we can learn from our errors.

We can learn how to avoid repeating errors.

We can also learn how to troubleshoot and remove the amount of errors we face in the future.

 

Knowledge costs money and lack of knowledge costs more.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We must pay to learn.

We can buy knowledge contained in books.

We can buy knowledge contained in hard knocks

We must pay much for knowledge in order to have much.

If we do not pay much for knowledge, we pay even more.

 

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Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

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