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It's better when business solutions are less complicated than their problems.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you cannot get your people to do what needs to be done, you are not alone. And, perhaps you are not in good company. Or, perhaps you need some straightforward help. Do not buy into the current trend of thinking that good solutions need to be complex. That's untested...unproven smoke-and-mirrors opinion.

Consider Ockham's Razor

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Small stuff is like a sponge. If you sweat over it long enough it becomes so big & heavy it drags you under.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 27, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When fear of failure prevails, it causes people to sweat the small stuff. 

Fear of Failure...one of the 6 Fears identified by Napoleon Hill in his classic 'Think and Grow Rich', (1937).

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I read that somewhere, many years ago. An interesting mind-picture.

A metaphor true to our anxieties.

We should avoid the darkrooms and the dark places where anxiety breeds; we should seek brilliance and concentrate on the brightest of lights.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

[Perhaps inspired by, or even coined by, Napoleon Hill.]

 

 

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets

Baby steps of action pave the path to unshakable self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We learn from our experiences. This learning grows experience by experience, piece by piece. And the more repetition of experience-pieces the stronger the learning. And, because we have gone through the learning process we know we know.

When we know we know we become confident about our abilities. The more we know we know the greater the confidence. Simple repetition of properly-performed action steps are the key to self-confidence.

We need to imagine future situations to determine the right action steps. That's the best path.

However, if we are confused about the right action steps then we can perform the action steps we know we  know...and do them with mastery. Every one of us can do that!So, baby steps take every one of us toward unshakable self-confidence.

Self-confidence is a process. We can design it. We can control it. We should all want to do that - self-confidence is a mindset to great value.

 

George Washington

"If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it is to be found."

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Our habits take us either toward or away from our goals.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Your choices, whether intentional or not, become your habits.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some good and some bad. 

The more elusive your goals, the more pervasive your bad habits.

...and, vice-cersa

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

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Humour | Thought Tweets

Should you celebrate your Good Habits more often?

by Rick Baker
On Jul 23, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things.  Urged on by well-meaning friends, not-so-well-meaning foes, and perfect-image TV commercials - People often agonize over their Bad Habits. Do you think People ought to cut back on that and celebrate their own Good Habits more often!

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