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Talent can get lost...even young Mozart was too busy playing notes to focus his mind on quality music.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Apparently, even the greatest, including the child-prodigy composers, could get all wrapped up in their instruments and their talents at the expense of gaining the specialized knowledge required to excel. [Fortunately, they had mentors.]

Strengths = Talent + Opportunity +Specialized Knowledge + Practised Skills.


Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline.


Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

We know the right things to do...even while we are not doing them.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 29, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Most of the time we know the right things to do, yet, often, we don't do those right things. 

In particular, we tend to do things that offer short-term gain over long-term gain. Dieting provides a good example. Most diets work if people follow them. Most people don't follow them. So, the reality is most attempts at dieting fail.


Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Isn't it ironic that successful people are busy while unsuccessful people are too busy?

by Rick Baker
On Aug 28, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I've never heard a successful person say, "I'm too busy."

I've heard many struggling people say, "I'm too busy."

There must be a cause-and-effect at play here...

Perhaps, successful people never place themselves into too-busy situations, so they never feel or think too-busy?

Perhaps, people who say "I'm too busy" doom themselves to never be successful?

Understanding the power of self-talk and not wanting to take chances on the latter...I choose to never say "I'm too busy."




I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Our pervasive habits take us both to and from our elusive goals.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The more elusive the goal, the more pervasive the habit.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some are good while some are bad....some are 'on topic' while some are 'off, on a tangent'. 

Paraphrasing Napoleon Hill - the wind can take you east or west, depending on how you set your sail.


Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

Self-control is a double-edged force: when it's strong it builds confidence; when it's weak it builds fear.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we exhibit self-control we build our own confidence and this can be contagious, with confidence spreading from one person to the next.

When we exhibit lack of self-control our confidence shrinks..and this too tends to be contagious. 


Influencing | Thought Tweets

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