Thursday, October 27, 2011

41 Ways to Create Problems for Yourself

  1. Wait for inspiration to strike.

  2. Focus solely on the short or long term.

  3. Don't be in the moment.

  4. Pack your day with distractions.

  5. Make a list of your uncompleted projects and give it frequent glances.

  6. Take no joy in the process.

  7. Fail to cultivate patience.

  8. Keep comparing yourself to others.

  9. Watch a lot of television.

  10. Seek fairness instead of opportunity.

  11. Don't examine your assumptions.

  12. Treat people as objects.

  13. Skip your homework.

  14. Only read and listen to people with whom you agree.

  15. Neglect relationships.

  16. Don't count your blessings.

  17. Believe that the rules don't apply to you.

  18. Ignore your intuition.

  19. Rarely have "quiet time."

  20. Link your self-worth to material items.

  21. Forget what it's like to be on the outside.

  22. Associate with those who hate, deride, and demean.

  23. Use sloppy language.

  24. Become smug.

  25. Never sweat.

  26. Hide from nature.

  27. Forget history.

  28. Be quick to anger.

  29. Stop learning.

  30. Stop dreaming.

  31. Believe that 2 + 2 = 5.

  32. Fall prey to regrets and envy.

  33. Be too busy to help others.

  34. Reveal all.

  35. Underestimate evil.

  36. Follow fads.

  37. Let your courage atrophy.

  38. Forget the incremental.

  39. Have hope as a strategy.

  40. Adopt coarse mannerisms.

  41. Keep running at full speed.


Eclecticity said...

Brilliant. Thanks so much. E.

Michael Wade said...


I'm glad you like it!