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Let’s talk about how to stop being lazy and unmotivated. The short answer to why am I so lazy and unmotivated is that most people want to be successful but they never put in the work they need to put in succeed or they cannot muster up the “motivation” they need in order to actually get something done.
Sadly, the end result of sitting around and wasting your life away and a life in which you have not done or accomplished anything much. And that is the number one reason that people are not reaching the height of their success.
Because they do not want to. Because they are simply too lazy or unmotivated to do so. And I get it. I have had my lazy moments where I just want to sit around the house all day, not do anything, not clean anything, and not go to work.
But yet and still I have three degrees and am a successful and motivated person. If you are wondering how in the world I pulled that off, then I am going to give you 5 steps that you can implement so that you can learn how to stop being lazy and unmotivated.
But before we get into it, I want you to watch my video below on the entitlement mentality because a key reason to answer your question “why am I so lazy and unmotivated.” Is that you may be entitled. Also, click here to subscribe to my channel.
Now let’s not only answer the question of why am I so unmotivated but also let’s talk about what you can do about it.
Why Am I So Unmotivated – #1 Change Your Thinking
To answer the question “why am I so unmotivated?” Before I get into how you need to change your thinking I want to point out a few things as to WHY you need to change your thinking. Because whatever a man thinks in his heart so is he, and if you have the wrong thought patterns then you are going to remain lazy and unmotivated. Considering the following.
- Are you your own worst enemy
- Do you get into your own way?
- Are you too indecisive and cannot make the right decision for your own life.
- Are you not assertive enough and rather watch life past you by instead of being aggressive and going after what you want.
- Or you may be what I like to call a duck and you want to sit instead of soar. (See my blog here on how to be an eagle versus a duck). And I also have a video on that which you can watch below.
You need to first ask yourself if any of these situations is you and if you need to address them. The more you have this negative way of thinking the more you are not going to be able to move forward in anything because you are the one that is holding you back.
The more you believe that you are lazy, are not worth anything, cannot do anything, won’t catch up on all your work, or won’t amount to anything then that is what you will do more of. The more you are fearful of actually accomplishing something and feel that it is “safer” to just sit around and do nothing at all, then that is what you will do and become. Nothing at all.
You have to make a cognitive DECISION to change. And if you cannot decide to change these things about yourself, then you simply do not want to be successful. Because people who are successful WANT it and they are willing to do anything to get it.
People who are successful are able to harness their passion into a purpose and work hard out without ceasing. And those who remain lazy and unmotivated sit in a negative thought pattern always telling themselves they can’t and so they don’t.
Why Am I So Unmotivated #2 Found your Passion
We have all heard the saying that if you do what you love then it will never seem like work. A quick way to get out of feeling lazy and motivated is to actually try to get into something that you are motivated about.
It can be really hard to chase someone else’s dream because it is not your dream. When we were created and put on this Earth, there were certain gifts, desires, passions, and callings put in you.
When those gifts, desires, passions, and callings are screaming at you so loud that you have no choice but to pursue them, that is when you have to get up and start going after them. If you are lazy and unmotivated, then that means that you are not passionate about what you are doing. But if you are really passionate about something then you will be motivated to do it.
Case In point
I recently saw the movie Joy. It was about Joy Mangano a single mom turned self-made millionaire. She had a passion for making things easier in her life as a mom and she had a natural born gift of inventing things. BEFORE this, she was all broke, struggling, and life pretty much sucked for her.
But when she decided to go after something she was good at, then success followed. It followed because she kept working at it and never gave up. She kept working at it and never gave up because what she was doing was something she was passionate about. And because she was passionate about it, she became very motivated to do it. Does that make sense?
Joy’s seemingly simple inventions such as the self ringing mop and huggable hangers (to name a few) are what launched her into success. Her gift was inventing things and her passion was to make things easier for mothers since she herself was a single mom.
(Also check out my blog on not placing limits on your success as a single mom). Notice that she did not just wish upon a star and hope that all her dreams were to come true. She did not sit on the couch not doing anything and hoped that she would one day be on TV. She did have the gift, passion, and purpose. And because she had those things, she took her hard work ethic to implement her ideas and make her successful.
Why Am I So Unmotivated ~ #3 Ask yourself these question:
When you ask yourself why am I so unmotivated ask yourself these questions?
- What is my life purpose?
- What am I good at?
- How can I make my gift works for me?
- What can I do for hours on end and not get tired of doing it?
- What motivates me to wake up in the morning?
Finding the answer to this question will allow you to use your purpose, passion, and gifts. And once you find those things, you should naturally find the motivation to start to go after them. Watch my video below for more on how to find your passion and make money.
Why Am I So Unmotivated ~ #5 Work Work Work
Why am I so unmotivated, well a lot of being lazy and unmotivated relies heavily on “Oh I don’t want to” or “I do not feel like it.” As an adult, you should have control over your mind and body and be able to push yourself to reach the goals that you need to reach.
If you know that you need to do something by a certain time, get up and have it done by that certain time. No, you may not FEEL like it, but the more you learn to push yourself past your laziness and being unmotivated the less lazy and unmotivated you will become.
If you don’t push yourself, you will never know how high you can fly. You will settle for being a sparrow when you were meant to soar like an eagle.
How can you learn to fly if you don’t strengthen your wings and build up your stamina? The only way that this can happen is to push yourself..and hard!
Each time you push, you will find that you get stronger and stronger and as you get stronger you go higher and higher. And the laziness and unmotivated behavior that you feel will get less and less because you have learned to push beyond those emotions to a greater goal that you want to achieve.
Why Am I So Unmotivated #6 Set And Achieve Goals
(Click my blog to learn how to goal set). When you have mastered goal-getting, you will learn how to succeed and you will learn how to stay motivated. It is hard to motivate yourself if you do not really know what goal you are working toward every day.
That is why I suggest that every day when you wake up make a list of things that you need to do that day in order for you to feel successful. And then GET HER DONE!!! No matter what, no excuses, just do it.
This way you know you are making progress every day toward your goal. If you make a practice of this before you know it you will reach your goals in no time and once you reach the goals that will give you more motivation to go higher and higher.
It is so easy to be lazy and unmotivated when it feels like you are not getting anywhere. But once you set your goals and start reaching them. Then you will feel like you are getting somewhere giving you more motivation to reach other goals.
Reaching goal after goal and making them harder and harder is a guaranteed way to ensure that you are moving forward and not backward AND making sure that you stay motivated.
And there you have it, folks and I hoped that I not only answered the question why am I so lazy and unmotivated BUT also what you can do about it. I dare you to break every expectation that people have of you and maybe even that you have of yourself.
Be an overachiever don’t settle for being mediocre. I dare you to be the exception and not the rule AND give yourself permission to achieve any level of success and do not place limits on what you think you can achieve no matter what.