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It's OK when you have an ego; it's not OK when an ego has you.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 19, 2019

The Thought Behind The Tweet

When it comes to ego, I believe moderation is the right course.

Eastern philosophies teach the merits of reduction of ego...removal of it to the extent that is possible. [Total removal of ego being a blissful state.]

Western capitalists have illustrated the serious damage caused by high, out-of-control egos.

It seems to me human beings were meant to have egos...why else would virtually all of us [if not all of us] have them? 

But, moderation is required...self-control, that is.

Some people become problem magnets...attracting a never-ending series of similar problems.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many of us don't see the problems coming let alone see we are the specialists who create them.

For some people - problems get totally out of control...arriving one after another...time after time after time.

Some people cannot get out of their 'problem ruts'. They need help removing bad habits. They need the benefits found in other people's talents & strengths. 

 

 

When Opportunities seek out people to visit, they pretty much avoid all the too-busy people.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 17, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many people have a self-image of a too-busy person..."I am too busy to do that!

Opportunities prefer to visit with people who have some time to spend with them, some time to get to understand them, some time to hold their hands and walk with them....then run with them.

The more you hurry the more the Opportunities pass you by.

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Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are skilled at puzzles you deliver value.

When you are skilled at cross words you remove value.

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

 

If you want people to bring your ideas to life, show an interest in theirs.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 15, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, of course, you're not biased and you know full well your ideas are superior!

But don't let that stop you from listening to other people's ideas from time to time. With listening being such a rare commodity, little expressions of attention and interest go a long way.

 

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.

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