Source | medium.com | Ayodeji Awosika
I have a simple philosophy in life I’ve learned from people much smarter than me. That is, watch the people you don’t want to be like, and do the opposite of what they do.
I’m not trying to be a dick, but I have more than enough examples to last a million lifetimes. Let’s call a spade a spade. Masses of men and women are highly ineffective. I think they’re good people with good hearts, but I don’t want to be like them at all. Being like them was always one of my biggest fears.
And I was like them at one point. I’m no saint. I’ve screwed up more in my life than I’ve been productive. Fortunately, you don’t need to be productive for a super long time to succeed and once you start being effective, the past tends to fade away no matter how long you spent being ineffective.
So the good news? You can change.
The bad news? The odds are stacked against you.
The best route? Instead of trying to figure out what to do, focus on what not to do, starting with these habits that practically guarantee you’ll fall short of your own expectations.