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It's OK to have an ego; it's not OK when an ego has you.

by Rick Baker
On May 19, 2018

The Thought Behind The Tweet

When it comes to ego, I believe moderation is the right course.

Eastern philosophies teach the merits of reduction of ego...removal of it to the extent that is possible. [Total removal of ego being a blissful state.]

Western capitalists have illustrated the serious damage caused by high, out-of-control egos.

It seems to me human beings were meant to have egos...why else would virtually all of us [if not all of us] have them? 

But, moderation is required...self-control, that is.

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Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Don’t blame ‘lack of time’ when the real culprit is personal disorganization and self-imposed mayhem.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you free up a few moments, step back, ask yourself "How much time do it have?", spend some quality time thinking before answering you just might find:

  1. You have only the present time, just like everyone else on the planet.
  2. Just like every other person on the planet, you really have no clue about how much time you have beyond the present moment.
If you think you don't have time you are right....at least from 2 perspectives:
  1. Like Henry Ford, paraphrased, "If you think you do or don't have time you're right."
  2. As any good philosopher or physicist will tell you - Time is an abstract concept...offering nothing tangible for you to possess

When a combination of skills, goals, & plans is not present, people give up their dreams & hope.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Skills, goals and plans will always be required. 

Without these basics, work is demoralizing and frustrating.

Without these basics, unless they have tremendous will, people give up their dreams and hope.

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Abundance | Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Thought Tweets

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The joys of evolution!

We enjoy all the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

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Beyond Business | Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

The more you use your talents the harder it is to wear them out.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We struggle when we don't use our Talents...and many of us accept that struggling lot in life.

Yet, few of us struggle to use up our Talents.

Isn't that unfortunate!

Other people prefer it when you are present-minded rather than absent-minded.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Getting present' is a Focus exercise...a mind-process of narrowing and fixing attention. 

'Staying present' is a Concentration exercise...a mind-process of holding attention.

These two mind-processes, focusing and concentrating, involve different areas of the brain and they require the development of different skill sets. For me, and it may be different for you, focusing is an exercise of thought discipline. It requires thought discipline to cause attention to dwell on the single isolated situation or topic, ignoring everything else. This discipline can be very challenging. Similarly, concentration can be challenging when tasks are tedious or uninteresting. On the other hand, I find concentration easy when the topic or situation is one I am very interested in or excited about. 

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Beyond Business | Brain: about the Human Brain | Thought Tweets

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