One of the characteristics of successful men and women is that they recognize the inevitability of temporal disappointments and defeats, and they accept them as a normal and natural part of life. They do everything possible to avoid problem, but when problem comes, successful people respond with a positive attitude.
Laziness is psychological problem that has solution. There is no problem without solution. This fact is indisputable. No human, no problem. This simply means unless you die, you'd continue to face challenges in life and the more you overcome them, the more you grow in life. All these facts are all indisputable.
Laziness as a problem can be resolved by applying the right principles used in problem solving.
The bitter truth is that you can't solve any problem unless you discover the root cause of such problem. So to overcome laziness, it's highly advisable to understand the causes of laziness. The discovery of the phenomena that causes laziness would enable you to find a lasting solution to laziness. After the discovery, your reaction toward the problem (laziness) also matters a lot. Responding with a positive attitude to each challenge, will enhance you to grow as a person and start moving forward in life.
So before i proceed to the main subject of discuss, permit me to outline some causes of laziness. Afterward we would figure out how to overcome laziness.
1. Lack Of Motivation:
This factor is one of the major causes of laziness. When you fall on a battle ground, there are things that arouses your morale, thereby enhancing you to stand on your feet, no matter how tough it seems to be. Those things that gears you up when you're down are all elements of motivation.
When a married male army officer falls on a battle ground, remembering how disastrous it is to leave his family in this wicked world would motivate him to stand and employ everything humanly possible in order to survive.
When you don't have anything that motivates you in life to perform, you will continue to wallow in the bondage of laziness. In the absence of motivation, willpower doesn't exist. Motivation induces one's willpower.
2. Mindsets and Attitudes:
Many lazy folks are always miracle minded. They don't believe in hard work. Just miracle! The mentality of believing in other imaginary forces than in one's self is an eminent cause of laziness. This is very common to religious people. People that believes gods or goddesses will descend from sky and start impersonating for them in carrying out their responsibilities.
Negative attitudes exhibited by some persons toward life initiates laziness. Such as attitude of dependence, attitude of blaming people for your failure and other negative attitudes. Irresponsibility erupts as a result of one's attitude toward life.
This factor is very common. Leaving the task that suppose to be done today for tomorrow causes laziness. Procrastination neutralizes one's power. Your inability to do the right thing at the right time is sometimes caused by procrastination. You need to realize that procrastinating work is not the right solution to avoid unnecessary tasks.
People postpone things for several reasons, one of them is laziness.
Depression arises as a result of lack of motivation. People who are depressed usually feel impotent and hence carrying out their responsibilities becomes an impossibility.
5. Fear Of Failure:
The fear of failure withholds people from trying. When you afraid of being mocked as a result of falling into the pit of fiasco, you won't exercise your duties effectively. This deficiency causes laziness. Fear of failure causes indecisiveness and indecisiveness causes laziness.
The truth is that if you fail to balance your diet, you'd definitely face health challenges, which could obstruct you from carrying out your duties. Malnutrition causes illness and illness causes laziness. Though laziness is regarded as a psychological illness on its own.
Having explained the causes of laziness. Permit me to proceed to the possible ways in which we can overcome laziness. Below are some of the ways we can overcome laziness:
1. Seek Motivation:
Seeking motivation gingers one's willingness and ability to perform various tasks. If you're not motivated, you may end up being frustrated. Thus, it's highly advisable to hold on to things that motivates you.
Purge everything that might discourage you from performing your tasks.
Listen to inspirational speakers, read motivational books and surround yourself with positive people. This way, you will want only the best for yourself hence work harder at achieving the best.
2. Restructure Your Mindset:
The mentality of believing in other imaginary forces rather than in yourself should be discarded. Acknowledge your potency and always have it at the back of your mind that you can do it!
You won't find it difficult to carry out any duty when you're optimistic. Optimism induces productivity.
3. Learn To Take Responsibility:
Children who are brought up in a family where everything is done for them tend to be irresponsible. Sometimes, you need to do somethings yourself even though you've people that can do them.
If you're the boss in your working place, don't leave all the tasks for your employees. Take the responsibility of some tasks. Once you are able to overcome this barrier you will notice that the task itself wasn’t the problem, but your lack of willpower.
In addition to what i stated above, avoid playing blame games. Don't blame anybody for your shortcoming. Always bear your cross. Lol.
4. Avoid Unnecessary Procrastination:
You need to realize that procrastinating work is not the right solution to avoid unnecessary tasks. Task that ought to be done today shouldn't be left for tomorrow. This point would give birth to another crucial point. Which is;
5. Have A Daily Schedule:
Your daily schedule is just like your time-table. You need to draw the plan of all you need to do today and make sure all are done within the stipulated duration. This would help you to avert the danger of unnecessary procrastination.
On the other hand, lazy people exhaust themselves doing non-important things. Having a daily schedule would prevent you from wasting your time on worthless ventures.
Let me summarize this piece by saying, always balance your diet and stop over depending on people. Don't allow any situation to lead you into depression. Thanks for reading.
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