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Seek out people who will encourage you to achieve what they alone know you can.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 10, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Sometimes, observant & wise people know our potential for achievement better than we know it ourselves.

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

Disorganized people are too busy because they repeat their problems and their tasks.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Disorganized people make more errors, cause more distractions, and tend to annoy more-organized people.

Disorganized people are work expanders.

Disorganized people are work repeaters.

Disorganized people think they are too busy....they blame Time when the real culprit is their personal disorganization/mayhem.

 

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

Primate evolution! We enjoy the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps, that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

Even if that cloud doesn't have a silver lining it still might bring a rainbow.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While I have never explored the interior of clouds to discern whether or not they are actually silver...I have marveled at the majesty of rainbows. 

[Perhaps that's not too bad for a half-colour-blind guy who studied math and engineering.]

[[...now about that visible light spectrum]]

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Thought Tweets

I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

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