It would be so much easier to just say “yeah, I would rather sit on my butt and watch another episode of warehouse 13 (syfy channel) or stay up late playing Uncharted 2 on my PS3 instead of working on my blog tonight…
I Hate That I Love It
It bothers me so much that I want to lay around on the couch all day Saturday and watch TV. I want to order pizza just because I’m too lazy to cook dinner or go out and grab something. Pajama days are good, but only once in a while. It’s not good for me to sit around all day long. My body needs exercise and fresh air every day, even if only a little. I just feel like crap if I sit around the house all day and do nothing. It’s not good for my body, mind or spirit. Not to mention, all this free time could be spent on something more productive…
Not only is it not good for me physically, but it also keeps me from reaching my goal. My goal to make a full time income from the internet… It takes dedication and steady focused effort to succeed here. Every day I need to spend at least a little time managing my online business. Being lazy and spending my time doing unproductive things could gradually destroy this success.
Fighting the Lazy Monster
I think we all have that feeling inside of us every once in a while. That “Monster” that wants us to forget we have dreams and goals in life. That monster that makes us believe we can put all of our hopes and desires on “hold” just for a little while… Then, Lazy Monster’s buddy comes along for a visit, “The Procrastinator”. He joins along in the lies that Lazy Monster tells you.
You hear things like “you can always do it tomorrow”, “it can wait another day”, “don’t worry about it now, you can fix it later”…
Get Out! Now!!!
I’m here to say right now that these pests are not welcome in my home. I have too many dreams of helping others, too much desire to make quality time for my family to let these vermin get in the way. I’m tired of listening to their lies. I’m tired of believing that fun/relaxation/entertainment/pure laziness is more important than reaching goals in my life.
Every minute wasted believing those lies is a minute that could put me closer to being a better person for others, for my family and especially for God.
How Does God Fit In?
God should be (but not always is) first and foremost in my life. Every moment of my life spent in front of the TV, could have been spent reading the bible and learning more about how to live this crazy life. There seems to be answers for almost everything in there. It really is the handbook/instructional guide to life. I definitely need Him and His word in my life everyday to stay on track.
Exterminate the Monsters in Your Life
Do you have monsters in your own life? Feelings that you want to embrace, but ultimately will lead you away from what you need/want in life? How do we fight these monsters? The simple answer is “action”. The next time you hear those lies whispered into your ear, take action! Do the things you know you need to do. It’s usually the exact opposite of what the “lazy monster” is telling you.
Motivate yourself by remembering your ultimate goals in life and what the results mean to you. It also really helps if you ask others in your life to hold you accountable and to remind you of your goals. Never give yourself permission to quit. You have a purpose in this life. Ask God to help you find that purpose and NEVER LET IT GO.
My goal/purpose is to read my bible and work towards building my internet business everyday. The result of accomplishing this goal is that I will be a better husband to my wife and father to my children. It also means I will be able to truly help others the way I desire to in this life.
I will NEVER let go of my dreams…goals…purpose…. Will you?
P.S. Ready to slay the lazy monster? Check out this video which reveals how this once homeless “van man” and ex-construction worker did just that and built a great income in the process…