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The Importance of Anti-Goals

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Anti-goals

Anti-goals represent a palpable set of values and actions that we don’t want to have and do. For example:

  • Not wanting to be buried in debt or living above my means
  • Not wanting to be stuck in the office until midnight
  • Not wanting to be unfit or over ...

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  • Anti-goals stem from the concept of inversion or ‘premeditatio malorum’ used by the stoics.
  • Premeditatio malorum was used to envision worst case scenarios: anticipating situations of complete failure helps us to prepare mentally and also to see wha...

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Sometimes it's easier to think about what we want to avoid than to consider what we want and that is why some anti-Goals will come quickly to the top of your mind e.g. “I don’t want to be living paycheck to paycheck”.

Just like goals, anti-goals need to be maintained and revisited as we gr...

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  • They shouldn’t remain stagnant.
  • Don’t let your anti-goals to make you complacent.
  • Don’t let your anti-goals consume you. They should work with your goals to help keep you accountable and propel you forward.

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Charlie Munger

“A lot of success in life and business comes from knowing what you want to avoid: early death, a bad marriage, etc.”

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