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Without stress there can be no Self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Self-confidence is built, over time, as stressful thoughts and situations are faced and dealt with. 

'Stressors' bring learning experiences that test self-confidence. The capacity to handle situations expands with experience. As increasingly-stressful learning experiences are handled, self-confidence grows. 

Without successful handling of stressors self-confidence has no chance to grow.

[Avoidance may provide relief  but it works against self-confidence.]

[Unsuccessful efforts at handling stressors may injure self-confidence...but, only if you let it...failures provide the opportunity to figure out 'better ways'...sooner or later 'better ways' lead to successful outcomes and then self-confidence grows.]

Better to fix the problem than to fix the blame.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Winners seek solutions and think of better places.

Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

Problems become weak when they face clear goals and a strong desire to succeed.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Weak [or unaware] people think problems are troubling obstacles, which Misfortune delivers to injure us and beat us down.

Strong [and aware] people know problems are the necessary tests encountered along the road to meaningful success.


Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Puzzles are part of life. Often they turn out to be doors to opportunities.

Cross words are criticism and constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

And yes, crosswords are puzzles.

Free up some time and ease your mind - have a pre-set process for dealing with problems.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 3, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Another piece of free up some time advice… 

Many people waste a huge amount of time worrying about and even agonizing over problems. 

Business life is laced with problems…some small, some not-so-small. 

So, it makes sense to have a ready-to-use system for addressing problems. 

This provides many benefits…but, here, I will only mention 3: 

  • It ensures time is not wasted thinking about how to go about addressing the problem
  • It forces a solution orientation…i.e., positivity trumps worry
  • It builds confidence 

That’s why we created P=2S+O©

A link to P=2S+O©


I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Problems are like icebergs: the biggest parts of them are below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.


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

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