Didn’t see it coming

Susie bought me this book by Carey Nieuwhof for my birthday; she thought it might do me good. The central premise is that there are several traps that can knock people off-course in life, and that people are unaware of them before they strike. So by reflecting on them beforehand, we might be able to avert them. The seven pitfalls described are: cynicism, compromise, disconnection, irrelevance, pride, burnout and emptiness.

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Somewhat ironically, given the title of the book, I decided early on that four of these would be unlikely to be a problem for me. So in my notes I focussed on the ones that I could, potentially, come my way. If, in the future, one of the others does trip me up, you have full permission to say I told you so.

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