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An ounce of problem-finding is worth a pound of problem-solving.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

So, why not plan with methodical risk-management. That's a key to 21st Century success.

Reach out to problems.

Seek simple solutions.

Take decisive actions.

Achieve small goals.

Achieve large goals.

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

Focus on the goal and move beyond the obstacles; Move beyond the obstacles and focus on the goal.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's an interesting relationship between goals and problems:

  • if we focus on problems, we can bet side-tracked and stall out before we achieve goals
  • if we focus on goals, we build momentum and confidence...and do a better job tackling problems
When we think beyond problems - when we desire success and focus thought on goals - we have an easier time handling problems. 

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Problems are inevitable, goals are not.  

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

When people are annoyed about setting goals, don't fight against the flow - help them make predictions.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 26, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people, perhaps many people, are annoyed by the pressure of setting goals. Many people, if not most people, love to learn about and make predictions. There is little to be gained by fighting against the flow. Rather than fighting against the flow, [at least to some degree] Leaders and managers can seek middle ground and help their people make predictions.

People love to make predictions...and People will embrace the predictions they make.

Examples of predictions people love to make and learn about:

  • bets on sports games
  • weather predictions, especially "Ground Hog Day"
  • stock market investments
  • Nostradamus predictions

Why not add business predictions to the list!

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

Willpower is about converting self-drive into purposeful action.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

 If you have no definite purpose, no chief aim, no goals - then you have no need of willpower. Of course, your accomplishments will be unpredictable at best and destructive at worst.

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"Persistence involves adherence to a purpose clean through to a goal."

Frank Channing Haddock

'Power of Will', (1910)

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

If you want to develop more self-control, start by setting goals.

by Rick Baker
On May 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

No point getting chicken-and-egg bogged down thinking about what comes first - goals or self-control. No point debating whether or not there are values in goals. No point debating whether or not long-term gain justifies short-term pain. If you believe self-control is a valuable trait...then set a goal, focus on it, and work at it. [That's the way to build self-control and achieve goals.]

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Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Thought Tweets

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