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Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 27, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline.

Over 2000 years ago, Roman Stoics developed the habit of waiting a day before beating slaves who had erred.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Speaking of Good Habits & Constructive Criticism...

If those ancient Romans could have that kind of self-control, just think what 21st Century business people could accomplish if they put their minds to it!

Willpower eats up energy - choose your battles with care.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Perfectionists and micro-managers illustrate interesting facets of the interplay between willpower and energy.

Perfectionists illustrate how misguided willpower has brought about the development of a bad habit that is impervious to willpower.

Micro-managers illustrate the same thing, with external focus.

Knowing it will require energy to break these bad habits, people need to take time outs to rejuvenate before attempting to reduce/remove these bad habits. 

Some people take the same route to work every day...if that route is blocked, they cannot find a way to work.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Human Beings all creatures of habit.

While considering our goals we always have many routes to achieve them. However, sometimes we just cannot look ahead and see new routes. We become victims of our situations, stalled in the present, stalled in the problem. 

Mediocrity happens when we live under the wings of our bad-habits.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Bad Habits follow us like shadows. Bad Habits make us mediocre. We can replace Bad Habits with Good Habits...it's a matter of choice...and commitment & self-discipline.

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Our pervasive habits take us both to and from our elusive goals.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 27, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The more elusive the goal, the more pervasive the habit.

Pervasive habits are like governors...some are good while some are bad....some are 'on topic' while some are 'off, on a tangent'. 

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

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