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Isn't it ironic that successful people are busy while unsuccessful people are too busy?

by Rick Baker
On Jun 28, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I've never heard a successful person say, "I'm too busy."

I've heard many struggling people say, "I'm too busy."

There must be a cause-and-effect at play here...

Perhaps, successful people never place themselves into too-busy situations, so they never feel or think too-busy?

Perhaps, people who say "I'm too busy" doom themselves to never be successful?

Understanding the power of self-talk and not wanting to take chances on the latter...I choose to never say "I'm too busy."




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

Our pervasive habits take us both to and from our elusive goals.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 27, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The more elusive the goal, the more pervasive the habit.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some are good while some are bad....some are 'on topic' while some are 'off, on a tangent'. 

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


Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Thought Tweets

Self-control is a double-edged force: when it's strong it builds confidence; when it's weak it builds fear.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we exhibit self-control we build our own confidence and this can be contagious, with confidence spreading from one person to the next.

When we exhibit lack of self-control our confidence shrinks..and this too tends to be contagious. 


Influencing | Thought Tweets

Battles require people; People require battles.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We all have heard it takes two to tango. Tango requires people...two. Battles require people...at least one.

Battles are a fact of human nature.

The question is: Do you back into battles or do you pick them well?

Is logic in action when you select your battles?

Does self-control determine your battles and how you fight them? Do your battles align with your strengths? 


Beyond Business | Questions?: The Art of Asking Good Questions | Thought Tweets

Like Beauty, Fairness is in the eye of the beholder.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Fairness - an admirable motive...but, one that has a really difficult time surviving both delivery and receipt.

Fairness - a thing that tends to be torn between biased perspectives.

The rest of the world will treat me unfairly...OK...I will live with that.

I will treat others unfairly...OK...I will live with that too.


Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Problems are like icebergs: the biggest parts of them are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.


Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

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