You Are Not Lazy; You Are Lost

Many people ask, “How can I stop being lazy?” Day after day, they waste countless hours on trivial activities that bring no return into their lives. They want to overcome their lack of drive and re-energize their lives but don’t know how. They feel stuck in a rut, and their assessment of the situation is that they’re just too lazy.

If that’s you. I have news for you: you’re not lazy; you’re lost.

The fact that you’re asking, “How you can stop being lazy?” confirms that you want more. You repeat to yourself, “There’s got to be more than this!” Something in you aspires to be more, do more, and have more. Deep down, you know that you’re designed for greater.

You’re not lazy. You’ve lost your way. And your heart cries out and longs to pursue worthwhile goals. You’re searching for meaning: your reason for being here. You’re yearning for work that lights you up; activities that, when you perform, don’t feel like work—although they are; and a vision that motivates you to wake up in the morning and get to work.

You must find your way to meaningful and purposeful living. You must discover the contribution you were born to make. You’re looking for “Why?”: Why are you here? Why did you wake up this morning? Why were you born in this generation? Why are you the way you are?

Search Your Soul and Pray

This calls for soul searching and prayer to find your way to your privilege place of purpose. When you find that place, you no longer have to worry about laziness: no one needs to pump you to get to work; no one has to bribe you to give your best effort; no one needs to threaten you for you to drop time-wasting activities and begin to produce.

Set Inspiring Goals

Once you gain greater clarity as to what you want to do with your life (or this season of your life), challenge yourself by setting inspiring goals. Goals that push you to grow and stimulate you to take action.

A well-chosen goal cures laziness anytime. It energizes your soul and propels you forward.

Surround Yourself With Productive People

Your social environment matters. Don’t stay around purposeless people. Seek the company of people producing great work. They’ll inspire you to pursue your own goals and dreams. They’ll motivate you to grow. As if you were playing sports with better players, they’ll push you to step up your game.

If you feel you’re lazy and wasting your time, it’s because you still haven’t found meaning for you to get off the couch and produce great work. You overcome “laziness” by pouring your soul into your life’s work and serving humanity with the best of you.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.