Yes you heard that right.
Have you wondered if at all you delayed obedience what is the result?
It is disobedience. Isn’t it?
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Have you pulled out weeds that destroy the plants you wanted to grow? Just the same, we have the word procrastinate, meaning ‘POSTPONE’ that destroy the excitement within us silently. We accept the growth of weeds in our lives without giving it a second thought. What is left is psychological lethargy instead of a glorious dynamic body or mind.
So isn’t it awful to just discard your life lying in a couch when we have everything in perfect order? Compare yourself to those specially challenged beings. Without help they cannot even move their limbs. Whether it is eating, drinking or any other basic actions they would need help. Isn’t it?
Nature has given us a magnetic body. We must shower gratitude to each and every single thing that we are a part of and that has been gifted to us. Yet are we all not entertaining insecurity, jealousy, anger, low self-esteem, etc.? We have a good heart and mind that functions without a break in almost perfect conditions. Our sense organs work wonders without so much as a small protest.
These maybe some of the reasons we postpone work-
- You may be unsure of what would happen if you didn’t do the job well. There is a fear attached to your mind.
- Just let it be, I will do it later- Thus the purpose is lost.
- No sense of motivation
- Anxiety to attend a work because of fear of failure
- Perfectionists prefer postponing work more often till they reach their satisfaction level.
- Homemakers procrastinate due to monotonous work. The same work day in day out sets a stagnant mood for them. Maybe a word of appreciation from near ones would keep them motivated.
- Children avoid their home assignments till the last date of submission
Robin Sharma quotes “the activity that you are most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity”.
How do we realize this disease and motivate ourselves? How can we disobey our mind when it directs us to procrastinate? Just look around to find a reason to stay motivated.
Just check out those sportsmen who keep practicing their game daily. They love the after effects of the game. Though they are drenched in sweat; later it makes them feel happy. Therefore they are motivated to play each morning.
On another note: you request your teenage kid to get some work done on the way back home from college and they find innumerable excuses to not do it. This is total disobedience on their part though they might wander around the same shops for their own knick-knacks. Yet the moment they need to attend a party they seem charged fully to tread the same path they strode. If it is an early morning visit to a religious place maybe they are not enthusiastic to wake up, yet a late night concert of a prominent singer is exciting enough for them to lose sleep the whole night. It is a different notion altogether that parents too end up losing their sleep while waiting for them to reach home safe.
At work: a letter to be sent to a client is lying unsent. Somehow it needs your attention yet you are not energized to just push the send button. What stops you? Is it fear of repercussion? Is it just laziness? Isn’t this a form of disobedience to your own self?
You can get work done only if you are motivated for it. If someone promised to gift you a $200 note for waking up and reaching on time maybe you would wake up early. So perchance for you motivation is money.
If waking up from bed when the alarm goes off is an issue, you just need to push yourself out of bed without a second’s delay. Go out, take a walk or just stand in the terrace. It will shove the sleep away from your system and you will find it easy to get the next job done. The second we learn to be disobedient to our own slack mind we are in the journey of progress.
It is indeed the need of the hour for each one of us to hunt for that one minuscule motivation in our lives to stay inspired to get work done. Our mind lets us to remain demotivated and devoid of happiness. It is time to change the course of our own happiness by changing the source.
There is a saying that goes: once a word uttered cannot be returned, likewise an opportunity missed and a moment lost can also never return.
Keep energizing yourself so you work for today. Retain the disobedience for all the negative thoughts that lead you to miss out on all the fun. Find out what is your motivation to do that job, each day. There are so many things that you could keep yourself motivated with. Happy searching for your motivation!
Enjoy the disobedience towards your lethargic mind.
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