7 Deadly sins + 2 bonuses (in case 7 are not enough)

The Nine Ways To Destroy Your Life and Everyone Around You by James Altucher. Here’s a synopsis of his post on LinkedIn.

(1) SICKNESS

Sometimes it’s not your fault if your sick. But, don’t fool yourself – most of the time it’s 100% your fault.

(2) INERTIA

When I go to a networking dinner, many of the people talk about the books they have no time to write. The dinner might go until midnight. No wonder they have no time to write their books.

(3) DOUBTS

When you pour your soul into something, it turns a tea of boiling water into nuclear energy.

(4) LAZINESS

Dave Berg got amazing guests on Jay Leno’s show for 20 years not by sending out a bunch of emails every day and saying, “Well, I did the best I could.” He actually DID the best he could.

(5) CARELESSNESS

You get careless when you don’t check every angle. When you get carved into a routine that is destined to be a road to nowhere.

(6) VACILLATING

There’s no right or wrong decisions. There’s just decisions. You either make them or you wait to make them. And while you are waiting, everything in your life goes on hold.

(7) NO PROGRESS

Don’t try to dig a well where there’s no water underneath.

(8) DELUSIONS

Most people fall for a cognitive bias called “Sunk cost bias” where because they’ve already invested a lot of energy into something, then it must be the greatest business possible. Always take a step back and make sure you aren’t deluded. Are you solving an urgent problem for someone in a scalable fashion and is it showing forward progress.

(9) FALLING BACKWARDS

If a business is going bad: if you are losing clients or key employees, you can give up. That’s ok. But have your safety net. Your plan B. Know that you can still do something productive and this will see you through to the other side, rather than caving in to feelings of failure and misery and “Why me?”

Writing ten ideas down every day, being healthy, being grateful and giving to others, will always give you the safety net where you can fall and then bounce higher than you’ve ever been before.

The easiest way to help yourself is to just don’t hurt yourself. Nobody can do this but you.

Each one of us was carved out a piece of universe that was given to us when we are born. All we have to do is carry it safety until the day we die. We have to protect that piece, to shine it each day so it can reflect and learn from everything that happens to us.

See the complete essay at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nine-ways-destroy-your-life-you-james?midToken=AQEHfkF8mcO36Q&trk=eml-b2_content_ecosystem_digest-recommended_articles-228-null&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=1sgbZHibsPV6w1

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