Negative lists are great. It’s much easier to relate to things you shouldn’t be doing than things you think you are.
For instance, you could read 1989’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and try to relate each point to your life, or you could read this list of 7 habits of highly ineffective people and more quickly recognize your own faults.
Clinging to your own thoughts and being closed to outside influences.
It can be hard to admit that what you thought or believed was not the best alternative. So you cling to your thoughts harder and harder and keep your mind closed. This makes it hard to improve and for instance to become more effective. Even really considering the possibility that you can change your life can be difficult in this position.
What I think is a shame, though, is that we’ve stuck with only 7 habits – obviously to keep in tune with Stephen R Covey’s book – when we could surely come up with more. Are there more bad habits that you think create ineffective people?
7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People – [PositivityBlog]