It’s 4:30 am and your phone alarm starts ringing. The night before you swore to yourself you were going to get up to go to the gym. The first thought you have when you see the time, “I’m tiiired.” You hit snooze and lay over in your bed. Ten minutes later the alarm goes off again, you hit snooze and keep sleeping. Before you know it, it’s too late to get to the gym. You get up, start the coffee and turn on the news. Today is “just another day”. You have told yourself many times that it’s time to get in shape, lose some weight and work on your fitness. But months have passed, and you have not upheld your end of the bargain. This is a roller coaster many people live in. Mr. Lazy is in your head. You listen to Mr. Lazy too much and it’s costing you your goals. You have goals but are too lazy to actually get up and do the work.
Let’s switch this up now…
It’s 4:30 am and your phone alarm starts ringing. The night before you got the coffee ready, put out your workout clothes and finished the night with a motivating article. “I have goals and they will not be accomplished if I do not act,” you thought to yourself. The first thought you have when you see the time, “I’m tiiired.” (by the way this is normal, it’s 4:30 am) You turn off your alarm and sit in bed for 30 seconds. Before you fall asleep again, you pop out of bed, head to the kitchen, turn on the coffee and then go wash your face with a cold washcloth. Once you start waking up, you grab a banana, and search your social media accounts. You find an inspiring article and read it. This gets your mind right first thing in the morning. You get in your car and throw on a song that fires you up as you head to the gym. You crush your workout, come home and make yourself a nutrient dense breakfast. After a refreshing shower, you grab that second cup of coffee, your water bottle and healthy snacks and you head to work. “Today, I am going to be the opposite of lazy in everything I do,” you think to yourself. You have goals and you know that action is required. You are taking on each day and hustling.
The power of simple choices…. One person decided to hit snooze and not head to the gym and “lives another day”. I am not saying that person’s life is bad; I am saying that person is listening to Mr. Lazy regarding their fitness goals. Sometimes that is the easy road. It’s freakin’ hard going after your goals. It’s hard getting up at 4:30 am to workout. It’s hard to plan your meals. It’s hard challenging yourself in the gym. But just because something is hard, it shouldn’t discourage you from doing it. Doing challenging tasks or activities will stretch your limits. And when you are constantly stretching your limits you are growing as a person. The person who woke up at 4:30 am and got to the gym made a choice to NOT listen to Mr. Lazy. That one simple choice snowballed into other positive and healthy choices. This person took responsibility for the things they want and ignored the Mr. Lazy in their head.
The moral of the story is to ignore the lazy thoughts in your head. Well, that is if you want to achieve your goals. If you want to get in great shape, lose the weight, run the marathon, build a business, become financially independent, improve your relationships… Mr. Lazy will do nothing to help. You must create major action. You must grind and constantly hustle. This is a long-term journey. In fact, if you look at it as a quick fix, you will end up discouraged.
Tips to do the opposite as lazy:
· Surround yourself with active and motivating people. This is huge! If the people you are constantly hanging around are going after their goals, odds are you will do the same.
· Get a coach. A good coach will keep you accountable.
· Feed your mind positive and inspiring words. Read the good books and articles. Put positive quotes around your house, your office and in your car. When your mind is filled with positivity, you will act that way.
· Eliminate excuses. This is easier said than done but is a game changer. Take away all excuses and just go do. Watch what happens!