I get bitten by the lazy bug every once in a while …… actually, its more often than I would like. So, I have been on the search for the cure of laziness. And this is what I’ve found:
1. Have a vision.
This vision must be so compelling that you must really really really want to achieve it. It could be a work goal, fitness goal, health goal – anything. For me – it started out with a big one: To be a dream coach.
As a dream coach – I’d help people to get to their dreams. By helping them, plan, organize, get them in touch with the right people, stand by as a pillar of support through execution, be a source of motivation and inspiration, be a shoulder to cry on [sometimes that’s needed too in a dreamer’s journey] and be a smiling face.
It gets me up every morning – and gets me working every day. Just to be one step closer to making that dream come true.
I cannot stress this more. There are many, many days when I have a whole lot of things to do [mostly boring jobs that need to get done] – and I just don’t feel like getting to work.
So when vision, motivation, inspiration and all these other things don’t work – discipline works like a charm. It may sound boring – but honestly – even the most boring work doesn’t seem so bad once you start.
To be a disciplined person, you just need to grow your will power.
Note: Hitting the gym is a great way to do that. 20 counts means 20. Not 10 [when the pain sets in], not 15 [when you can really feel the burn] but at 20. When you said you would finish.
These two things – are fabulous cures to laziness. Did it work for you?