Lazy Change

So I have a tendency to be lazy that is slowly but surely being worked out of me. Thank you God! I have a lot of ambitious goals that I want to accomplish, however I go through quite a few days where I don’t feel like doing the work to accomplish them. A lot of the time I just want to put the work off till the next day. But when I actually get started, it’s never that bad. Then I get annoyed with myself for not having started earlier. But of course, when it’s time to get started on something else, I go through the whole process all over again. Yup, it’s a process just for me to start the process of getting started.

Proverbs 13:4 says.. The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

I personally like to be full (physically and spiritually) and I’d definitely rather be standing on the other side, proud of the goals I’ve accomplished rather than craving and longing after them and have nothing.

So this laziness is something that has to change.

What I’m trying to do now is break up what I have to do into small manageable tasks and use a schedule to keep myself accountable. I’ve realized that when my schedule is packed there is less room for me to procrastinate. We’re human beings. If you give us room to do something, especially procrastinate, we most likely will -unless you’re one of those superhuman always done ahead of time type of people. I’ve learned that it’s much easier to change a habit by changing the circumstance; changing how you operate with that habit.

With saving for example. If you’re a terrible at saving, you could automatically have what you want to save transferred to another account that you’ve made it hard for yourself to have access too. Or even have it automatically taken out of your paycheck and put into a separate account.

The new circumstances should be strict enough to constrain you. To teach you. Like training wheels. It’s much easier to learn to ride a bike with training wheels than just having the willpower to learn.

So that’s what I’m doing now. I’m putting training wheels on this laziness and procrastination. With God nothing is impossible. So I know I’ll soon easily ride the bike of diligence, fully satisfied.

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  1. monpo says:

    Great piece, I can definitely relate to this, the sooner we put on the training wheels the better!

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