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Success happens when we do a lot of little things right...after learning from a lot of little things done wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

On the road to success, we make mistakes. When we make mistakes we have the opportunity to learn from them.

We have the opportunity to not make the same mistake. And we also have the opportunity to not make similar mistakes.

We can take a solution for one mistake and use it, in the future, to troubleshoot other situations so we don't make other mistakes. In other words we can both institutionalize solutions and generalize solutions by applying them to foreseeable situations that lend themselves to similar solutions.

With this approach we can learn from our errors.

We can learn how to avoid repeating errors.

We can also learn how to troubleshoot and remove the amount of errors we face in the future.

 

Organized people get work done; disorganized people get work repeated.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 23, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Disorganization = more errors = more fixing of errors = repeated work.

And, of course, disorganization consumes time and generates stresses and anxieties.

Have you noticed - Disorganized people are the ones who complain most about being overworked!

We benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Even the great Ralph Waldo Emerson needed that sort of help. Emerson said, "What I most need is somebody to make me do what I can." 

People Only Do 3 Things: Good HabitsBad Habits, & New Things

When we want to develop better habits we need an injection of accountability; we benefit when someone or something makes us do what we can.

"When you chase your tail ‘literally’, you get tired; when you chase your tail ‘figuratively’, you get nowhere."

by Rick Baker
On Mar 11, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits are a lot like chasing your tail. They consume energy and take you away from your long-term goals.

Loss of Focus and lack of Concentration are, for the most part, Bad Habits...learned over a lifetime of distraction...self-imposed anti-goal activities.

Focus & Concentration are choices...You can improve in both areas...yes - easy to say and hard to do.

...and worth the extra effort.

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

"Fear is (a) an impulse, (b) a habit, (c) a disease."

by Rick Baker
On Mar 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

That's a quote from Frank Channing Haddock's 'The Culture of Courage', (1910).

What an interesting view of fear.

What an interesting base for growing courage.

Don't let yourself get so busy you let Situations catch you unprepared...anticipate Situations, plan ahead.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

So many people think they are 'too busy' when the reality is they are 'too unprepared'. They live a business life consumed by a repeated series of fire-fights. Many of the fire-fights are directly linked to specific individuals' behaviour. And, habits being what they are, to a very large degree, behaviour is predictable. Think of a probable Situation. Think of who will be in the Situation. Think of how the people in the Situation will act. Plan your best Actions before the fires start. 

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