Losers embody the arrogance of success. Arrogance is a learning disorder. Don’t be a victim of your own success. Is the bright light of your own achievements blinding you?
Losers expect the worst so they can’t be suckers. Then they get what they expected. Can you say self-sabotage?
Losers are poor narrators. If you can’t tell the story of what happened to you, it never happened to you. What did you write today?
Losers view stumbles as proof of inadequacy. They’re not. They’re evidence of opportunity. Do you have a safe place to fail?
Losers let bad circumstances and annoying people deplete their oxygen supply. Life’s too short to surround yourself with those who don’t challenge and inspire you. What friends do you need to fire?
Losers burn in the purgatory of wannabe. Never be an aspiring anything – just be “an.” There’s no pre-heating. You either are or you aren’t. Whatever you want to become, start by being that thing already. Are you a nevergonnabe?
Losers mistake triviality for necessity. I’m looking at you, social media. Do you have enough self-control to tweet and get on with your life, or will you get swept into the undertow of inconsequentiality?
Losers vomit in the name of authenticity. Just because your blog says you “keep it real” and “speak your mind” doesn’t give you license to blow electronic chunks of non-value all over your readers’ screens. Do you really need to be working this hard convince people that you’re authentic?
Losers compartmentalize their life. This helps preserve a sense of certainty and predictability. Let your security come from within, not without. Learn to be secure in your own self-definition. What if everything worked together as a cohesive whole?
Losers find themselves running when they aren’t being chased. Total waste of energy. What lies are your excuses guarding?
Losers live with the results of other people’s thinking. Do you believe what you believe because you (actually) believe, or because somebody told you to believe and you mindlessly followed?
Losers spend their time executing non-plans. It’s great that you got the work done, but does it even count?
Losers waste their precious time navigating a trivial, meaningless network of people who will never give them money. Stop squandering your billable time floating around in poisonous orbits. Do you need to attend another Chamber of Commerce meeting or have lunch with someone who matters?