Every now and again I stop to audit my life; I sit down and try to figure out why I’m not accomplishing my goals or not living up to my true potential. Having introspective conversations are healthy, they force you to self-examine and force you to admit the truth about yourself, they help to reveal what you already know. Do you want to know one thing that I recently discovered about myself….something that I have always known, but haven’t actively made an effort to change?
I AM LAZY!
The reason why I and many other people haven’t truly climbed the mountain that we are staring at is because we are too dang lazy! We all have the potential, the talent and the skills needed to achieve the goals that we set out for ourselves, but if we do not fight against the spirit of laziness, we will forever be at the base of the mountain looking up at the people climbing and standing at the top.
The quicker you identify the root cause of what is holding you back from success, the quicker you will achieve it. There is no formula for success that consists of the lazy variable. Success is a sum of passion, hard work, dedication, motivation, persistence, and consistence. The people that are successful aren’t always the most talented, the smartest, but the ones that put in work and hustle every single day.
Hard work doesn’t look like sitting on the couch watching two seasons of the Handmaid’s Tale, *slowly raises hand*, it also doesn’t look like endlessly scrolling through Instagram and Facebook for hours at a time. I have realized that I waste so much time procrastinating and simply being lazy, the same time that I could invest into unaccomplished goals and viable projects. I’m sure you, you, you AND you can say the same thing.
The only thing standing between you (me) and your goals is your ability to get up, dig in and commit to seeing your success to the end. Yes, that will take a high level of commitment and sacrifice, but remember grind now so you can shine later. The next time you compare yourself to someone at the top of the mountain, stop and ask yourself if you tried to climb a mountain.
Join me as I step into a season of working harder, doing more, being more accountable and not being lazy! See you at the top of that mountain!