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"Courage begets strength, fear begets weakness. And so courage begets success, fear begets failure."

by Rick Baker
On Jul 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Ralph Waldo Trine wrote that in 1896. We don't use the word 'begets' too often any more. However, the logic of the old words still rings true. The quote is an illustration of why Spirited Leaders value Courage.

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Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

How do we rebuild trust? One small, well-thought-out, personal, positive step at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you care about the damage trust has experienced?

Maybe you want to repair that damage?

Maybe you do not know how?

People with lesser ambitions should not impress their non-champion beliefs on champions or other more-confident competitors.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If everyone watered down their self-confidence in an effort to conform to the average then every competition would end in an across-the-board tie...with everyone finishing either first or last.

[First? or Last?...what a conundrum...with everyone average there would be no pessimists or optimists to argue one way or the other.]

 

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Optimism & Pessimism | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

Accept the fact things will go awry: appreciate that provides opportunity to build courage and confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 19, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Nothing meaningful happens without stress. 

Stress, when coupled with positive mindsets, invokes the wonderful things that bring about courage. 

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

Invest the time it takes to understand people. Understanding provides for trust, motivation, & leadership.

by Rick Baker
On May 31, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In part, inspired by a re-reading of Michael Gerber's 'The E-Myth Revisited'. Pick a demographic - learn its psychographics - and don't forget, we're dealing with people...not statistics.

Of course, there's a softer side and a more-important justification. Only when we understand others are we able to help them. [Without such understanding we ramble along, at best, half-helping ourselves.]


 

Disciplined thoughts lead to successful actions.

by Rick Baker
On May 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Or, we could just leave things to chance and self-confidence...however, at the very least, that would deprive us of the pleasure associated with the cause and effect between our thoughts (causes) and our achievements (effects).

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