Do You Really Need More Positive Habits?

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1. SPENDING TIME WITH CHARLATANS:

Warren Buffett’s partner, Charlie Munger, said that almost the entire job of he and Warren is to identify the people that look good, but are not competent, and remove them from the system.

2. SECOND GUESSING YOURSELF:

Developing your frame of reference comes down to questioning everything and seeking out opinions from both sides of the aisle. However, it is all for nothing if when it comes time to make the decision, you do not listen to yourself and give your intuition the last word.

3. WALLOWING IN THE PAST INSTEAD OF LEARNING FROM IT:

Always set out to win, however, never forget that success often lies on the other side of failure and is the reward for those that are willing to understand where and why they failed.

4. DISTORTING REALITY:

Most people distort reality into a plate that is easily digestible for them as individuals and choose to ignore the fact that the brutal facts, are the only facts.

5. TRYING TO BE THE SOLUTION TO EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS:

The surest way to not help anyone, is to try and help everyone. You will never have it all, know it all or be it all. The sooner you accept the fact that someone else may be better suited to address the problems of the people you care about, the sooner you can get back to sharpening your skills for the day they can really be of use.

6. FAILING TO SET ASIDE TIME FOR DEEP WORK:

Looking to ensure that nothing gets done well? Great, continue building those 20 point to-do lists and avoiding setting aside time for uninterrupted work. Start with one, two to three hour session of no-dings and no-beeps in the morning, and after getting some exercise or taking a nap in the afternoon to re-charge, repeat.

7. FISHING FOR ATTENTION:

8. PLACING THE WORDS OF EXPERTS OVER YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT:

Remember that for every expert that warns of the dangers, there is one waiting in the wings to shout the benefits.

9. PUTTING OFF THE WORST TILL LAST:

Sometimes in life you are going to have to do things that you do not want to do. Putting them off and delaying the inevitable not only creates a mountain out of a molehill, it also ensures that the things you want to do well will not have your full attention.

10. TAKING PEOPLE FOR GRANTED:

One last thing:

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