I am very lazy.

Profile picture of the author FinallyFree by
Hi Warriors!

I'm going to make a confession. I am a very lazy person, and that is why I keep failing. I always start projects but they end up dead. I have been better to things now, but I can still feel the laziness inside me. How can I get rid of it? How can I work effectively without other people/things disturbing me all the time.

I procrastinate and always end up disappointed. I would consider myself as a very clever person, I have a lot of knowledge and a lot of wisdom, but when you are lazy it doesn't matter.

Lack of motivation may be the answer.. I just don't know. Sometimes I feel like a failure, but this is mainly because of the procrastination results in disappointment -> Creating the feeling that you are a failure.

Help me out warriors!
#personal development #lazy

  • Profile picture of the author texan
    Life Advice:
    Find out what you are passionate about. Not what you like to do, what you really can't do without. Then do that! Everytime you feel yourself getting sluggish or putting things off, picture yourself (the self you are when you're not lazy) grabbing your head and shaking it voilently, saying "get going, IT'S CALLED WORK FOR A REASON!"
  • Profile picture of the author MissLauraCatella
    Develop good habits and patterns. Maybe start off slowly and list 1-2 short term goals you'd like to complete each day, try to pick things that can become habitual for you. Once these become second nature, add on more and more.

    Doing productive things makes the time you spend relaxing SO much more enjoyable -- always hold on to that. Good luck.
  • Profile picture of the author FinallyFree
    Originally Posted by texan View Post

    Life Advice:
    Find out what you are passionate about. Not what you like to do, what you really can't do without. Then do that! Everytime you feel yourself getting sluggish or putting things off, picture yourself (the self you are when you're not lazy) grabbing your head and shaking it voilently, saying "get going, IT'S CALLED WORK FOR A REASON!"
    Hahah, sure I will picture myself like that when I get lazy. Thank you so much!

    Originally Posted by bambii View Post

    Develop good habits and patterns. Maybe start off slowly and list 1-2 short term goals you'd like to complete each day, try to pick things that can become habitual for you. Once these become second nature, add on more and more.

    Doing productive things makes the time you spend relaxing SO much more enjoyable -- always hold on to that. Good luck.
    Very wise indeed. Do you know any good tips other than the one you already gave, on how to create good habits?
  • Profile picture of the author Eric 90
    I try to see being lazy not as that bad, It cane make you get more effective.

    I started projects and when something came that was taking to much time longterm I stopped ore went to the next Project ore just procrastinated.
    Know I focuss on the things I like doing and outsource the rest to high quality proffessionals each in there on field, So my projects are getting done.
    Work hase do be done but it doesn't hase to be by you and sometimes others are even more skilled at certain ereas as I found out.

    Try to find the key steps make a plann choose which step of the procces fits you best and outsource the rest to proffessionals.

    Work Smart and hard

    Just my 2 cents
  • Profile picture of the author Acumen
    Whether you think you are lazy or not you are right! What I mean is that saying you are lazy will make you a lazy person. You are taking poison by telling yourself you are lazy. It takes 1 second to change laziness. It sounds like you are capable of a lot, and its good you are confronting your laziness.
  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    Every time when you put work in something and the quit you never thought. Maybe you need only one step till winning?
  • Profile picture of the author Dupois
    I like your thread title - very direct and admission is the first step to reformation.
  • Profile picture of the author iphonerepair
    Originally Posted by texan View Post

    Life Advice:
    Find out what you are passionate about. Not what you like to do, what you really can't do without. Then do that! Everytime you feel yourself getting sluggish or putting things off, picture yourself (the self you are when you're not lazy) grabbing your head and shaking it voilently, saying "get going, IT'S CALLED WORK FOR A REASON!"
    I totally agree with you if you are doing something you like to do then its not really work and you will enjoy doing it. Time will go by faster


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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
    Goal setting is very important when it comes to overcoming laziness. When you start setting goals that are important to you, you become more conscious of your actions. Everything you do from this point on can make or break your dream.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Newman
    Don't be too harsh on yourself, bro.

    Even a lot of hard-working folks are spinning their wheels! Find something you're passionate about (it's easier to be more hard-working and focused, when we're doing what we love --it doesn't feel like work). Identify your gifts, they come naturally and offer them to serve others. Forget making 5k/10k per mp, for now. 1k/2k per mo is feasible...

    It should also be something you can monetize. Then take a look at your environment and remove distracting elements or people, or start working in the Library, for sometime.

    Take baby steps. Focus on one business model. Ignore most of those magnetic sales letters (unless you're studying copywriting).

    Don't be harsh on yourself. Never, never give up. Some of the men we admire went through periods when they could be technically classified as ''failures''. But, failing is part of success.

    It's an asset that you think of yourself as being smart. You can leverage other people's skills, through outsourcing. You can stay on the conceptual level, while others do the ''practical'' stuff.

    I'd suggest you get Paul Myers report : Need to know. Study some of Rich Schefren and Jay Abraham's works. Key in into the concept of LEVERAGE.

    I wish you the best in all your pursuits.

    Michael Newman
  • Profile picture of the author Pastamania
    There's nothing in the op that couldn't be solved by a good old fashioned cocaine habit.
  • Profile picture of the author serifshorg
    Lazyness is an evil spirit that you have to rebuke in your life through prayer. However, you have to be determined in whatever you do as nothing good come so cheap and easy. Be focused, have a plan and how you will accomplish those plans and never postpone what you are to do at this moment to another time. With God on your side, you will get rid of laziness.
  • Profile picture of the author FinallyFree
    Thanks for all the good inputs!

    I will update this thread in a month, and tell you all how my "get-out-of-laziness-plan" went. Thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author Tlox
    Another bit of advice: My work habits are directly tied to my physical condition. The more active I am (walking, running, working out) the better I am at maintaining focus, and accomplishing tasks.
  • Profile picture of the author MissLauraCatella
    Originally Posted by FinallyFree View Post



    Very wise indeed. Do you know any good tips other than the one you already gave, on how to create good habits?

    Thank you! Good thinking patterns lend way to good behavioral patterns (aka habits). A positive attitude can be your best friend, maybe try this: think daily about the good things that you've experienced and are grateful for, then think AND write down the things you can do to keep these great things in your life. Usually, you'll list some productive stuff. Then, wake up the next morning and do that stuff. You'll feel good, then think good, then wake up and do more good.

    One of my favorite books about this sort of thing is Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Of course, he goes into a lot of other things, but one of his back-bone arguments is that good patterns of mind lead to good habits. In general, it's a really awesome book about stoic philosophy that ties into the "web-like" nature of life and how we're all connected beings. I could go on and on. ;P Thanks again and good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author donnarn
    I think if you get in touch with your inner self and like who you are. Say "I am very productive in what I do" write it and say it daily, find your passion for what you like to do then Begin and believe in yourself and what you do. Don't listen to negativity from your innerself or anyone only positive thoughts and sayings. Negativity only belongs on a battery!!!
  • Profile picture of the author beavis83
    Laziness the bane of all man kind if there was only some sort of pill. Maybe thinking of a different problem/solution there. Also would it be lazy to take a pill to cure laziness?


    I think the only cure is hard work. Achievable targets and a good mental attitude. I am also doing battle with the foe that's name is lazy. I am trying to change my whole life outlook, one small thing at a time. For example I could do my chores now or later, Lazy man does them later or not at all. Not longer lazy man does stuff now.


    Well that's my take on it anyhow.
  • Profile picture of the author Hagitt
    An easy way to deal with procrastination, go to you-tube and find a video about EFT - emotional freedom technique, look for Brad Yates.
    Find a session about goals or motivation, and just do it.

    I have tried it and still use it, and it works.

    It takes about 10 minutes - just do it, and see the results.

    I wish you great success :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Laziness is awful, you end up not achieving your potential, I believe each individual has a great talent if we can only take time to identify what it is, I would advice you to identify what your talent is and focus more on it. I identify with you I lost so much time and money due to laziness. The advice you have received above is more than enough just change your attitude and only do what you can do , what you cannot delegate and you will be on track!
  • Profile picture of the author scott william
    Originally Posted by bambii View Post

    Develop good habits and patterns. Maybe start off slowly and list 1-2 short term goals you'd like to complete each day, try to pick things that can become habitual for you. Once these become second nature, add on more and more.

    Doing productive things makes the time you spend relaxing SO much more enjoyable -- always hold on to that. Good luck.
    very good advice we can not change a habit quickly all the necessary process step by step

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