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Money- it can build confidence & quality character...but only if it is earned with effort, over time.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 29, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Money is an illustration of Value.

Money is an extrinsic reward...something we give and get in exchange for other things and actions of Value.

Extrinsic rewards are fleeting. So, money provides some short-term gratification then that gratification dissolves.

When extrinsic rewards are received too quickly or in too-large amounts the gratification can become like an overdose drug...and dysfunctional behaviour follows...hubris, inflated ego, etc.

When extrinsic rewards are received at a steady pace, in positive better-than-average amounts, the feeling of gratification is balanced...and this is comforting. One example of this comfort is the repeated confirmation that there is no need to fear poverty. And this sort of comfortable gratification feeds and grows self-confidence...which leads to enhancements of character.

In this way, money earned over time can help a person build quality character.

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Baby steps of action pave the path to unshakable self-confidence.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We learn from our experiences. This learning grows experience by experience, piece by piece. And the more repetition of experience-pieces the stronger the learning. And, because we have gone through the learning process we know we know.

When we know we know we become confident about our abilities. The more we know we know the greater the confidence. Simple repetition of properly-performed action steps are the key to self-confidence.

We need to imagine future situations to determine the right action steps. That's the best path.

However, if we are confused about the right action steps then we can perform the action steps we know we  know...and do them with mastery. Every one of us can do that!So, baby steps take every one of us toward unshakable self-confidence.

Self-confidence is a process. We can design it. We can control it. We should all want to do that - self-confidence is a mindset to great value.

 

George Washington

"If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it is to be found."

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

If you want to change the world then spend 20 minutes a day working on self-understanding.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The question was asked at the HBR LInkedIn group..."How can we change society? Just give one step which you feel will change society.

Change requires Courage.

Change requires knowledge of self and knowledge of others.

Change cascades like dominos:

Courage

Self-Knowledge

Self-Education

Self-Discipline

Self-Change

Self-Confidence

Confidence in Others

Teaching Others: Courage, Self-Knowledge, Self-Education, Self-Discipline, Self-Confidence

Working With Others: Creating Change For The Better 

 

This is the stuff of leadership

"Courage begets strength, fear begets weakness. And so courage begets success, fear begets failure."

by Rick Baker
On Jul 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Ralph Waldo Trine wrote that in 1896. We don't use the word 'begets' too often any more. However, the logic of the old words still rings true. The quote is an illustration of why Spirited Leaders value Courage.

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How do we rebuild trust? One small, well-thought-out, personal, positive step at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you care about the damage trust has experienced?

Maybe you want to repair that damage?

Maybe you do not know how?

People with lesser ambitions should not impress their non-champion beliefs on champions or other more-confident competitors.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 21, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If everyone watered down their self-confidence in an effort to conform to the average then every competition would end in an across-the-board tie...with everyone finishing either first or last.

[First? or Last?...what a conundrum...with everyone average there would be no pessimists or optimists to argue one way or the other.]

 

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