How to Stop Being Lazy in 3 Practical Steps
GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND WORK
This it chapter 1 of the series, how to become filthy rich, called Laziness.
Do you hate taking initiative, going to the gym, working out; Hate waking up early?
Love to stay in bed; push work on others?
Don’t have a fixed schedule, hate taking showers, don’t have a fixed time for anything; keep postponing the work you have to do, and often question yourselves, “why do I keep procrastinating?”
Bullshit yourself when you have to work that you will do it in the last hours. Lie to yourself that from tomorrow, I will start waking up early and work; make plans on papers, but never follow through; always say that I will start from the 1st of this month and then repeat the same habits; stay in the same spot for hours and hate getting up; live in an unclean environment or rely on others for cleaning; and stay unclear yourself; do you start working only when the deadline is over your head?
If any of these habits sound familiar, then you are a slob.
Stop being proud. These are the patterns of a loser and that’s what you will be if you continue on this path. Why is a person lazy?
Because we are happy with dreaming. We want to be millionaires, date supermodels, buy yachts, planes, luxury cars, own houses, vacation homes, and at the same time, don’t wanna do anything. That is the deep inside our fantasy. To not want to do anything and have everything.
We hate work. Just the idea of work makes us start throwing fits and building plans on how to avoid it. When we were kids, we hated waking up early, going to school, doing homework, studying, but were forced to do all these things by our parents. Under their supervision, these habits are installed in our brains.
Technology. Personalised or Home technology, itself is created to make you lazy. It’s purpose after all is to reduce all hard work and get you things faster, easier and with minimal involvement. You just have to sit at one place, and it will be done for you. You can buy food, clothes, groceries, medicine, liquor, porn, films, tv shows, secure tickets, cabs, cars, meetings, sign agreements, talk to anyone from any place in the world visually, verbally, textually, all in just one place. How is this not making you more lazy?
And they will keep making more shit easier for us because they know we will buy it. They know we will keep buying shit until one day we literally don’t have to move a muscle. Do all these things make us permanently lazy? No. Because you’re still playing sports, hanging out, partying, going to clubs, pubs, your friends’ houses, vacations, on dates, shopping, to malls, and do all sorts of shit in the name of fun.
Your laziness is selective. It’s prejudiced. It’s only focused on certain aspects of your life, which honestly you find boring. You hate studying, working, learning, researching, and love doing everything that is fun. It’s about inclination. Laziness by that definition, isn’t a disorder, its not something you are suffering from, laziness is an excuse.
The truth is, you want to be successful, but you don’t wanna work for it. It a dog chases you, lazy or not lazy, you run your ass off. Why? Because walking lazily in that case is not a choice. When a girl calls you over and says, there’s nobody home, you don’t stay in the same spot, you get up, take a shower, and make a run to her place. Laziness again disappears. Why? This time, it’s for fun. Those who are single, if you get in a relationship with the girl you really like, wouldn’t you go on every single date, or take any opportunity to meet her? Don’t bullshit yourselves. You are only lazy when it’s convenient. It’s a personal choice based on the freedom you have.
For example, when your boss orders you to finish and submit some work in 5 hours, you don’t have the convenience, so you do that work or else you will get fired. Similarly, you study on the last day of your exam, because you’ve run out of time. Now you have no choice or you will fail.
So when you are not given a choice, you aren’t lazy anymore. But when you are on your own, you find it convenient to destroy your own life. Technically, you aren’t lazy, because you do work under someone’s supervision and pressure, but when it comes to things where you are in charge, which is your life, you don’t care.
You, despite what you say, don’t want to be successful in reality. Because those who do are working their asses off. Say it honestly, I want to destroy my life. Because if I can work hard to get laid, maintain relationships, hang out with my boys, party, actively be a part of a social life, chat in groups, with friends, play online games for hours on end, and the only things I am avoiding are somehow work-related then I am a liar.
So here’s the truth: most of us are lazy because we haven’t yet taken full control of our lives. We are still unconsciously waiting for some kind of authority, supervision, or guidance manual to make us do things, not realizing that we have moved way past that phase, and it’s not going to happen.
[(Written by:) Shwetabh Gangwar:]
Rule 1: Accept the control of your life. You are on your own. Your parents now are your well wishers, and your friend see you as a unit of fun, they have no interest or investment in your success. They don’t care, they will be sad for a second if you fail, but they will most certainly move on. So right now, your life is in your hands only. You are its master.
Step 2: Remember what your parents had to do to get you where you are right now. Even then you didn’t want to study, wanted to sleep, and only wanted to have fun, but they pushed you. So now, in their absence, since you are your own master, you will have to push yourself. The responsibility is now yours.
Get yourself out of bed. Scream on yourself if your are waiting time. Punish yourself by grounding yourself if you have to. If you have plans for the evening, but didn’t study work, or do whatever you were meant to, then drop the evening plans. Discipline yourself. Laziness is a choice. You’re choosing not to work. And by making that choice, you’re going against your personal evolution.
3: Understand why you procrastinate. “why do I keep procrastinating? Whenever you have some work to do, you push it forward by bullshitting yourself that you’re gonna start in 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in those 15 minutes, you might text, check out pictures, or check out online content. And we come back to technology. You are surrounded by millions of options, choices and sources, which are pushing their content on you, addictive, great, interesting content and their goal is your permanent subscription, to get you hooked on it, which is a language used to describe addiction.
You hate working, and on the other hand, you have hours and hours of new content that you love. It’s obvious what you are going to choose. Now they are doing their work amazingly, because it’s their job, but because of they, you are fucking up your work and your life. And still the blame falls on your head. You are the one who has to manage the content and time. The truths is the only thing, we are consistently good at is lying to ourselves. We give ourselves 15 minutes of break, that’s a lie. I will only watch this video, lie. I am not addicted to my phone, lie. I will do it tomorrow, in the last three days, or after three months, but once I start I will just lock myself up and work for 10-12 hours a day, lie.
What will you gain from lying to yourself? What will you say to a person who is training for some sporting event, and they tell you that in the entire year I am going to start practicing in the last three days, or the last month for 18 hours and win the gold medal. You will tell them its bullshit and training doesn’t work that way. Then why are you bullshitting yourselves the same way? Because you are in charge of your life? This only proves that you don’t value yourself at all, and that you actually see yourself as a loser.
Start now. Understand the value of time. Or somebody else will replace you in seconds because they weren’t bullshitting themselves. To watch the previous chapters, go to the homepage, and check out the playlist. The next chapter is on developing curiosity.
[(Written by:) Shwetabh Gangwar:]