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Keep your chin up...especially when things are a pain in the neck.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, take this much more figuratively than literally.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Humour | Thought Tweets

...the parasites live where the great have little secret sores."

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

According to history or legend, when the great Henry Ford was caught in a very compromising situation he said, "Never complain, never explain". We cannot believe everything we read, so - perhaps Henry Ford was never in that compromising situation and even if he was perhaps he never said that never-never quip. And, perhaps Henry Ford was simply making timely use of the wisdom expressed earlier by the great British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli?

Regardless, Disraeli or Ford or both, "Never complain, never explain" makes for an interesting story-example of what makes great men great.

 

PS: "...the parasites live where the great have little secret sores."

Many people have a negative impression of Friedrich Nietzsche. I'm not one of them. Just after Disraeli's death, when Ford was a young man, Nietzsche wrote those words. ['Thus Spoke Zarathustra'...written in 4 parts, during the 1880's]

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets

It's easy to make a significant change: just tell everyone you have developed an electricity intolerance.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 10, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, change is tough.

But you gotta look on the bright side: if you don't like that last suggestion - when the urge to change gets too annoying, you can always watch a TV rerun.

Now, do you see the benefit in the power of positive thinking?

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

Hope is a waking dream much craved by people.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 9, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Aristotle said, "Hope is a waking dream."

People want hope; people follow dreams.

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Regardless, Hope stands in the shadow of the elite state of mind known as Belief. If Hope is a waking dream then Belief is the inspirational call-to-action.

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Vision: The Leader's Vivid Vision

High self-esteem increases one's appetite for risk; appetite stimulates initiative; initiative stimulates action.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 8, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If we work at maintaining high-enough-but-not-excessive self-esteem then we automatically build personal initiative. We also automatically gain more appetite for risk...and comfort with change. That's one little explanation of why it is important to have Thick Skin

 

 

 

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Thick Skin & Thin Skull | Thought Tweets

Up-skill the hands that use your finest business tools; make master craftsmanship a top priority.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 7, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

  1. Failure isn't caused by lack of talent, it's caused by discouraged thoughts and words.
  2. Practice makes perfect.
  3. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. 
  4. Strength = Talent + Opportunity + Focused Knowledge + Skill through practice.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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