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You think about how you act at work. Do you think about how you think at work?

by Rick Baker
On Oct 15, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

While at work...

  • you think
  • you act

While at work...

  • you act without thinking...i.e., your habits kick in and you act in rote ways, with very little or no thought
  • you think then act...relying on your judgment to lead you to better action [i.e., action that takes you toward your desired goals]

While at work...

  • do you think about how you think?

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!

We can alter our emotions. We can, for example, reduce the emotion of anger from high to low.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 14, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

In his 1918 classic, 'The Greatest Thing In The World', Henry Drummond wrote, "Hence it is not enough to deal with Temper. We must go to the source, and change the inmost nature, and the angry humours will die away of themselves.

This is true. It is not easy to do, but it can be done. I know from first-hand experience. We can alter our emotional reactions, at least some of them. If anger is one of our natural emotions, and some of us do tend to be that way, we can take steps, over time, to reduce that natural emotion. We know we have reduced our anger-emotion when we no longer feel the chemicals like adrenalin and cortisol flowing.

Expanding Good Habits: that is Life's Major Construction.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Our Habits define us. Our Good Habits will be viewed positively by other people...assuming the other people are thoughtful and balanced.

So, for the benefit of other people there is nothing more worthy of construction than Good Habits

And, by definition, Good Habits make us feel good because they align with our Goals.

And finally, Bad Habits make no one feel good; they do the opposite; so, the more they are replaced with Good Habits the better.

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

Plan to repeat, repeat, repeat...that's one key to teaching, inspiring, & influencing people.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

When we observe repetition, we learn.

When we repeat, others have the opportunity to learn.

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