“Invert, always invert.” Turn a situation or problem upside down. Look at it backward. What’s in it for the other guy? What happens if all our plans go wrong?
Where don’t we want to go, and how do you get there? Instead of looking for success, make a list of how to fail instead — through sloth, envy, resentment, self-pity, entitlement, and the mental habits of self-defeat. Avoid these qualities and you will have success.
Tell me where I’m going to die, that is, so I don’t go there.
Charlie Munger quoted in Warren Buffett, The snowball, p. 770.
Great advice…will be using it tomorrow to get a point across