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Fear is powerful. It is able to close our eyes and ears...and, sometimes, even our mouths.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 27, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It is interesting to observe, of all our faculties, our mouths are often the last to give in.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I read that somewhere, many years ago. An interesting mind-picture.

A metaphor true to our anxieties.

We should avoid the darkrooms and the dark places where anxiety breeds; we should seek brilliance and concentrate on the brightest of lights.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

[Perhaps inspired by, or even coined by, Napoleon Hill.]

 

 

 

 

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Hero Worship | Thought Tweets

Baby steps of action pave the path to unshakable self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 25, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We learn from our experiences. This learning grows experience by experience, piece by piece. And the more repetition of experience-pieces the stronger the learning. And, because we have gone through the learning process we know we know.

When we know we know we become confident about our abilities. The more we know we know the greater the confidence. Simple repetition of properly-performed action steps are the key to self-confidence.

We need to imagine future situations to determine the right action steps. That's the best path.

However, if we are confused about the right action steps then we can perform the action steps we know we  know...and do them with mastery. Every one of us can do that!So, baby steps take every one of us toward unshakable self-confidence.

Self-confidence is a process. We can design it. We can control it. We should all want to do that - self-confidence is a mindset to great value.

 

George Washington

"If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it is to be found."

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

Our habits take us either toward or away from our goals.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Your choices, whether intentional or not, become your habits.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some good and some bad. 

The more elusive your goals, the more pervasive your bad habits.

...and, vice-cersa

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

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Habits: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things | Humour | Thought Tweets

Should you celebrate your Good Habits more often?

by Rick Baker
On Sep 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good Habits, Bad Habits, & New Things.  Urged on by well-meaning friends, not-so-well-meaning foes, and perfect-image TV commercials - People often agonize over their Bad Habits. Do you think People ought to cut back on that and celebrate their own Good Habits more often!

Focusing on people's strengths helps them feel more engaged & motivated, which leads to increased profit.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

How does that lead to more profit?

If you can help people feel more engaged and motivated about their work, then:

  • they are interested, so they concentrate better and make fewer errors,
  • they are happier and have less interpersonal conflicts,
  • they are happier and there is less staff turnover,
  • they are more able to face challenges and embrace change.

All of these things lead to increased profit.

[and these are just a few examples of how strengths-based business leads to increased profit]

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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