1. Always begin by setting impossibly high standards for yourself
  2. Avoid all meditation and relaxation
  3. Compare yourself only with the greatest masters of all times
  4. Condemn all your mistakes and imperfections without mercy
  5. Don’t ask for help
  6. Don’t exercise; eat anything at all, anytime you want
  7. Don’t fasten your seatbelt
  8. Don’t play. Never laugh.
  9. Eliminate your sense of humor
  10. Exploit the friendship of others for your short-term advantage
  11. Fixate on the outcome, and ignore the process
  12. Identify the success of every endeavor as an assessment of your value as a human being
  13. If you have a physical problem, seek a quick, easy solution outside yourself
  14. Ignore your support networks
  15. Never listen to music for pleasure
  16. Rate everything as critically and equally important
  17. Smoke, drink, use stimulants, take drugs
  18. Stay disorganized
  19. Stay in the victim position
  20. Take all criticism as total truth and take it personally
  21. Take no responsibility for your behavior
  22. Take on too much, never say no
  23. View your work not as a commitment but as a burden to resent
  24. When in doubt, blame someone else
  25. Worry constantly about factors beyond your control

Credit: David Gordon