Laziness, it’s one of the most common reasons for failed goals and things left undone. When we first set out to do something, we may be filled with energy but as time passes, that excitement tends to die down. What we’re left with are excuses, one after the other, that weigh us down and prevent us from moving forward toward our goals.
Most people’s biggest obstacle is that voice in their head that continuously finds reasons to do what is more pleasurable at the moment. In other words, what stops most people from achieving their dreams is themselves.
So what can you do to fight back against that internal force that keeps holding you back and pulling you away from your goals? There are many things you can do and one of those things deals with speed.
We’re not talking about the drug here; we’re talking about physical speed.
Killing Your Laziness
Here is what will make your life easier: Accept the fact that your internal voice, the one that convinces you to not follow through on your goals, is very skilled at what it does. By accepting this, you can better plan ahead on what to do when the times comes to take action and that voice starts to speak.
One effective method you can try is to simply MOVE. Whatever it is you need to do, physically do it at a faster pace than you would normally do. Instead of crawling out of bed, jump out of it. Walk faster, do whatever it is you’re doing faster.
The point of doing this is to keep your mind occupied and your body in motion. When you’re already in the middle of doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing, that voice in your head will have to work a whole lot harder to convince you to stop.
We can compare this to the law of motion. If you’re not in motion, it’s easier to just stay still, to not do anything different than what you’re already doing. This is why many people say that first step is always the hardest but once you take that first step, the next step is a bit easier. Now once you’re in motion, it’s easier to just keep going due to momentum.
What you’re basically doing but moving faster is not giving yourself a chance to be lazy. If you notice, when you’re feeling lazy, it’s because you sit there and think about taking action and the longer you think about it, the more you tend to not want to do it. Basically, when it comes to taking action on what you had planned on doing, don’t think about it, just do it.
You have two choices: Either control your own destiny or let your laziness control it. One can lead to a life you’ve always been dreaming of while the other will lead to a life full of frustration and regret.
Even if you’ve decided to take back control, you’re still going to lose some battles. There will still be times where your laziness will win and that’s okay, we all have moments of laziness. However, how long you stay lazy will determine everything.
Some people let their laziness control them for years, causing their life to deteriorate. What you want to do is to bounce back as soon as you can.
The winners in life aren’t those who never fall down. In fact, winners fall down all the time, as do loser. The difference? Winners don’t stay down while losers do.
Don’t let one lazy day grow into a wasted life.
When you fall off the wagon, get back on. Skipping one day of workout is fine but don’t use that as a reason to skip another day because that can grow until you end up quitting. The same goes for anything that involves long term action.
The next time you find yourself putting off what you’re supposed to be doing, remember, you can still decide to change the outcome of the next minute; you can still decide to take action, it’s not all or nothing. You may have wasted an hour or a day or a month but that doesn’t mean you have to continue doing that. You can go from laziness to full of action in a heart beat if you decide to.
So the next time you have to do something, just MOVE. Don’t give that voice of laziness time to talk you out of it. Don’t give it convince you into a life of mediocrity.