Chalk this up as one of the worst feelings one can have.
Improve Your Life
You know you could do more with your life.
In your imagination, everything works out well — you’re productive, your ideas come to fruition, you get things done. In reality, the opposite is true.
That’s the worst part about laziness. You know what you’re capable of but laziness has a blackhole-like gravitational force that seems to pull you back to earth each time you try to improve your life.
You want to know how to stop being lazy. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m the master of how to stop being lazy because I used to be the master of being lazy.
These stories will prove overcoming laziness is possible for you — they are that horrendously lacking in motivation. Once you see the depths I’ve risen from, you’ll be inspired to rise too.
Confessions of a Former Lazy Person
Do me a favor, okay?
Try not to laugh…
Or shake your head…
…too much at least.
You’re about to read some of the laziest of lazy stories you’ll ever see anywhere.
- I once paid a friend to wash my dishes because I was too lazy to do them myself. When the dishes piled up again, I threw them all away and got paper plates and silverware instead.
- I once received a 0.00 GPA in college and I wasn’t even smart enough to drop out. I paid for those classes I didn’t go to.
While high as a kite, I watched every episode of every season of Law and Order: SVU in the span of a week. I never left my apartment and only got up from watching the show to eat, go to the bathroom, or sleep.
At one point in my life, my laziness turned into depression. Nothing inspired me to want to leave the house.
I know what it’s like to feel the weight of life holding you back from the life you could be living.
How did I make the transition?
There were a lot of steps along the way, but there was one key step that kicked everything off.
The #1 Antidote to Laziness
I once wrote an article called The Secret to Starting a Successful Morning Routine.
Here’s an excerpt from it:
“The secret to starting a morning routine is having a reason to get up in the first place“
Most productivity methods like starting a morning routine don’t work because they’re missing the most important ingredient — a reason, an incentive, a ‘why’, a purpose.
Your brain is like a scale. It uses incentives to weigh choices against one another. Without a good enough reason to tip it to the ‘do something’ side, you never will.
To this day, I’m still not a very productive person outside of the things I’m curious about and want to get really good at.
That mission and purpose drive my motivation. Consequently, the motivation fueled by my curiosity spills into other areas of my life and makes me more well rounded.