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I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 18, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Jun 17, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

Strategies for managing error-induced anxiety can lead to happier, more-productive lives.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we make errors we feel at least a little anxiety.

Anxiety is a dangerous state of mind because it can lead to rumination, worry, and deep and dark fear.

Better to nip anxiety in the bud, before it has a chance to grow into a very bad habit.

 

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

At first, people encouraged us to take action.

Then, of great surprise to us, bigger people began a life-long assault aimed at proving otherwise. 

When troubles consume your thoughts, remember "Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..."

by Rick Baker
On Jun 14, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Your tooth will cease aching if your house is afire..." Frank Channing Haddock made that point in his 1910 classic, 'Power of Will'. 

Long before the medical sciences confirmed the concepts of neuroplasticity, people knew the awesome power & virtually unlimited possibilities available to the human mind. 

If emergencies can remove the pain of toothaches then properly trained minds can do the same thing.

Our minds have the ability to remove the 'negative feelings and thoughts' we encounter during day-to-day life.

In ancient times it was easy to protect intellectual property...when chisels were stolen few thieves could write in stone.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 13, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a long legacy of 'idea theft'. When our ancestors got beyond chisels and stones and into more-formal business, copyright became an issue. Apparently, the case law on copyright dates back to the 6th Century AD. 

Speaking of our ancestors... 

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