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Motivation Monday - Choose not to be lazy and you'll be more successful



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Motivation Monday - Choose not to be lazy and you'll be more successful

When I started working online I was doing 16 hour days regularly throughout the week.  I didn't realize how dedicated I was until a few years later when I was struggling to work just a basic 8 hour day doing the same thing.  I lost that hunger and drive which was all due to me getting lazy, and I decided to not be lazy, I actually chose to not be lazy when I started to slack off. 

If you want to be successful, you need to push yourself not to be lazy at every moment you can, and that means you need to work when you're tired and beaten in order to have success come your way sooner rather than later.

It's Motivation Monday!

Keep pushing when times are down
No matter how tough times are for you, you need to keep pushing yourself and get something done because you never know how far success is down the road.  You could be successful tomorrow, next week, or even next year but you'll never know unless you start paving your own road towards it one brick at a time.

When you're tired, push yourself to write just one more article or find one more high quality backlink or make one more phone call to see if you get a sale.  Those little pushes can be the difference between you going bankrupt and becoming a millionaire.  I can't tell you how many times I've put an extra hour into my work day and it's earned me thousands of dollars down the road.  I've sent out a few emails, built some links, looked for some ad space, etc. for just 60 extra minutes a day and it usually helps out at the end of the week.  I'll invest just 7 additional hours each week and it pays exponentially!

It's easy to be lazy but tough to be successful
Everyone can be lazy, it's actually the easiest thing to do as a human, and you need to break from that habit of just sitting on your couch because it doesn't tell you to get up and work.  People want to sleep more than they want success, which is backward if you're running a business or you're a freelancer.  You need to bust your ass and be the best you can, pushing down the lazy so it's not even a thought in your mind, and you'll be successful soon enough.

No successful person puts things off
I've never talked to a successful person who says "Eh, I'll do that next week!".  Procrastination is not the key to success, hard work and dedication are, and I'm sure that's what you want!  I've been stuck in rutt before and started to procrastinate and I saw my sales slipping, which I needed to change if I wanted to keep my businesses doors open.  When I realized I wasn't motivated to work, I had to go out and change things in order to have the energy to be productive again.  You could be in the same boat but you're not the only one experiencing this, so keep pushing towards success.

Your emotions aren't specific to you, millions of people every day are feeling the same things you are, but some individuals get past those emotions and push themselves towards success.  If you want to be a successful person, you have to stop putting things off and just attack them head on to free up your work schedule to focus on the next thing.

Just one extra hour each day changes everything
Adding just 1 hour extra each day to your work schedule could mean the difference between success and destruction of your motivation.  I mentioned above that just one hour added to my normal workload to find ads, contact clients, build funnels, etc. has brought in plenty of money in a short amount of time.  That one hour invested could turn into an extra $100 a week or $1,000 a month, which is a ton of money if you think about how much time you put in to do the little bit of extra work each day Motivation Monday - Choose not to be lazy and you


In conclusion
Being successful isn't easy if it were everyone would be doing it, so you need to choose to not be lazy and actually push yourself when you start to get down. 

Say this:  "I choose not to be lazy!"

That one line has pushed me to work longer on a project, brainstorm profitable ideas, and overall just have a better life.  Your failures are because of you, not anyone else, so stop being lazy and get out there to be successful!


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Thanks!

Tommy Carey

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DenisP

"Everyone can be lazy, it's actually the easiest thing to do as a human, and you need to break from that habit of just sitting on your couch because it doesn't tell you to get up and work."

This is a habit that I've had the hardest time breaking. You could say that laziness is somewhat hereditary for me, as my own father always raised me to do the bare minimum--great parenting, I know. However, after I started living on my own, I began to realize that laziness and working for the bare minimum was a guaranteed way to live your life feeling like garbage.

While laziness and procrastination are still somewhat of a problem for me, there is one strategy that I've been trying to stick to which has helped me immensely, and that is the strategy for no zero days. What I mean by no zero days is that no matter how unmotivated or lazy I'm feeling, I promise myself that I won't do absolutely nothing that day.

If I don't feel like writing a page, I'll write a paragraph. If I don't feel like doing a forty minute workout, I'll do a ten minute workout. The secret to this is that typically, once you get started, you won't even want to stop at just the paragraph or the ten minutes, but you'll be motivated to go all the way. It's just about getting the engine started.




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Corzhens

I can’t agree that indolence is hereditary because my proof is my family. I have 11 siblings and I see in them different qualities that there are industrious ones who are great workers and there are the lazy bunch that wouldn’t go to school and wouldn’t find work. But I have to agree that if you are lazy then it is really difficult to find the right motivation for working.




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overcast

I agree. You have to always keep on pushing and learning new things. This way you can find out where you can get ahead. And there seems to be something you can learn from the same. I can tell you that some of the time motivation requires you to focus on what you can get done. In case of the slack and not being motivational. You have to set a routine. And then that is another issue that we need to consider as well.




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aeon

Right. we have to work hard to become successful, and use the extra time to earn money. As long as we can, we have to find way to earn additional income, It's doesn't matter if we don't have sleep sometimes. We have to become motivated everyday, and this one is really help.




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SiamSEO

I'm very lazy by nature, and work best when I have a deadline breathing down my neck - otherwise I just procrastinate and find something else to do, just pushing work aside. But since I work 7 days a week I don't see Monday as anything special from the other days, and I'm always looking for new clients, answering to them and dealing with orders.




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DenisP

"I'm very lazy by nature, and work best when I have a deadline breathing down my neck - otherwise I just procrastinate and find something else to do, just pushing work aside."

I used to be this way as well, and I'd say I still am to some degree. I would often validate my procrastination by telling myself and others, "I save things for the last minute because I work best under pressure."

To this day, I'm still not entirely sure if that is true or I was just trying to justify being lazy. This will come off as a humble brag, but even if I did a project the night before the deadline, I always received excellent results.

Meanwhile if I took my time and did it earlier, I'd say the results were just about above average. Who knows? Maybe it's just a superpower we have, haha.




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SiamSEO

I think that it's just a way to push stuff back in order to do something more interesting right now, instead of having to wait for that. Even today I had work to do, but received some mail I have been waiting for so I wanted to deal with that first, and only after finished up my work. Technically I would've had until tomorrow morning to finish everything up, but I wanted to have the evening free.




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overcast

Laziness can be put into practice in better ways. For example things that I take for 10 min, your laziness can find ways to do that in 5 min. And so on. That approach can get things better way. And it'd be necessary for you to handle those type of the things in due time. I can tell you that lazyness has it's set of the limits though.




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EfficientNinja

I see work and deadline the same way you do. I try to shove them to tomorrow land until it is nearly the deadline. I feel too relaxed when I see that the deadline is still far away. I need to change how I approach work so I can be more efficient with my time.




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esteban123

I agree on that in order to be successful we should not be lazy since there is no shortcut for success, Our own fortune is in our hands if we will be just be lazy for the whole day then we might end up nothing. I know that there comes a time that we sometimes feel lazy to do things around us but if we will just be positive and refrain those negative thoughts then we will be near to success. We must exert a lot of hard work and dedication because it feels great to achieve success if you give your best than doing nothing and achieve something else.




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DarthHazard

This is actually one of my biggest problems but I've actually been able to overcome it slightly over the past few months. I'm just a bit too lazy when I'm trying to get started on my work and things that I need to be doing. But the good thing is that, once I do eventually get started on something, I will make sure to do it and will end up completing it well. Starting the work is the biggest problem for me, but thankfully I've been getting a lot better now.




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kgord

Good advice, and some of us have the biggest struggles with being lazy and proscastination. Some are lazier than others by nature, and it is really hard for them to get going. They have to want the thing they aspire to more than they want to be lazy othewise it will not work.




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MendasDigital

They have to want the thing they aspire to more than they want to be lazy othewise it will not work.
Indeed, passion is the most effective fuel.




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kgord

Yes, and if the goal is something you are not entirely convinced of, it is hard to do especially if you are a lazy person. I know that is true of myself and probably many others as well. It is just something to keep in mine.




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EfficientNinja

Thanks for writing this motivating article! Time to work my ass off! I've been putting things off for quite a time now and I will start it now. I hope this motivation will stick with me forever.




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TommyCarey

Choose not to be lazy Motivation Monday - Choose not to be lazy and you




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Martinsx1

Nothing good comes easy is the watch word my mentor always tells on daily basis anytime I visit him in the course of our discussion and it's absolutely true because no human being who is successful today had it the easy way.

It comes with a lot of demand, challenges, ups and downs, sweat etc. So therefore, if anyone is looking to be successful, such individual should be able and ready to sweat for it.




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vhinz

Thanks for another motivating article. Many times in my life I'm in the situation that it seems so hard to move on especially when I realized that I'm so far away from my goals in life. Looking at the difficult challenges along the way, I often find myself losing hope and wondering why other people are so successful and I'm not. But when I examine myself, one of the things that I have been doing in the past is "being lazy". I tend to quit when I encounter hardships. I have been doing irrelevant things before like playing games instead of reading books and writing. Laziness is the killer of dreams. I'm 37 now and I'm struggling in life because of my laziness. Now I'm trying hard to keep up with the time that I still got and hoping that one day I'll become successful.




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keen2write

You absolutely right there on what you say about being lazy. I agree with you and I also think, thinking positive and setting goals also affirmations to tell yourself can also be life changing and make you not just a better person but more motivated.




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treecko142

When you're starting out, the biggest competitor that you have is yourself, and you won't ever be successful if you don't manage to get past your first opposition. There is nothing to fear and worrying too much about failing will only cause your downfall, so stop being lazy and work until you reach your goal.




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Martinsx1

Self confidence helps a lot when doing anything and starting up any business project isn't any different. It takes self confidence to keep you the effort until one is supported in the said project.

I actually came across a picture quote on Facebook today which says that experience is what builds self confidence, so it's very important to try starting up with something one have experience because it's going to impact on the person's confidence in the project.




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treecko142

Yeah, working in a field where you have a background on be it through previous work experience or through college degree is a great way of boosting your confidence and helping you be prepared and more familiar with the situation in that industry and how to be successful. Even if you don't have a background, doing research before starting up your business will really help you succeed.




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esteban123

Monday for me is such a great day because all of the government transactions in my country is available on that day. I feel motivated to do things on my own during Monday because it is a very busy day for me. Thinking in a positive manner could help us to not to be lazy for the whole day, I do understand that sometimes laziness comes to our mind and we are really affected by it weather in our job or personal activities. It is very important to refrain from thinking negative thoughts so that we will not be lazy as well.




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SiamSEO

This is also one reason for me to always wait for Monday as well, because we still don't have everything open during the weekend so weekends are just half-wasted because nothing tends to happen. I wish that we'd already have e.g., instant money transfers between banks, but alas that's not how it works...




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fishbate

Great stuff there...a great motivator. Well i have my lazy day's too and definitely not good in starting a week. There are times that i plan my activity everyday but laziness overcome my efforts. One thing that i learned how to start a day productive is get sweaty, a good exercise and a good breakfast can start a good day. When you feel like you just want to lay in bed, just make a simple stretch then a couple of fists role. After that go for a jog and a good breakfast. Works for me...




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cmoneyspinner

I like the idea of Motivation Monday although I've never really participated in it. Or Wednesday Wisdom. But I do like Throwback Thursday and Foodie Friday or Follow Friday. Dedicated days of the week are a good idea.




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Steve5

I do feel lazy every now and then. It's hard not to feel that way when you're not as young as you used to be. But then you remember the important things in life. Stuff happens and you realize that you can't keep being lazy. It's sort of a reoccurring cycle for us. Just keep moving forward.




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Kakashi2020

When I discovered online work, I gave it my all, virtually working nonstop just resting a couple of hours for sleep, that's how I treat all of my work then, may it be offline or online, I wont stop unless I have accomplished something substantial.

I learned my lesson. Four months ago, I decided to start working full-time online but on regular working sites which online workers usually opt for. I decided to concentrate on Lottery, Writing, Gaming, and Survey sites. My friends told me that I can't possibly earn a decent wage with these sites because these are only considered as extra part-time income sites. Well, they were wrong big-time. Why did I chose to work on these sites? Because there's no time constraints, or schedules, I work until i like and get paid for the work I did. I can opt to start working on a different site per day. Surely I could have earned more if I just work as a virtual secretary or a social media manager or an 8 hour regular encoding or transcription job, but that's not me. I hate doing things over and over again. After almost 5 months of finding, testing and collecting my part-time sites, Im now earning a minimum of $40 per month for Lottery and Gaming so that's a total of $80, I'm earning $10 a month on my survey sites, that's low but I'm having fun. I have 6 writing sites and I'm earning $40 minimim in each one of them so that's $240, right now my total online earnings is $330 minimum. That's still low and I've challenge myself to double that in 3 months time.

So I agree with what you've said that pushing yourself to attain ones goals is needed to be successful, this is true not only online work but also in offline work. Establish a goal and focus on it, let it be your motivation. Lastly this is a jutsu I've been doing to eliminate stress, headaches and writers block. Sleep 8 hours a day, go out and walk or exercise an hour a day, drink lots of water and eat good food a lot. Do this and you can work 12 hours a day without being tired or bored.




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jaymish2

Thanks for the motivation.I needed this. I deal with the same issues. Working online is hard work. It's harder than having a 9 to 5 job where you simply do what your told to do. When you work online you have to find a way to motivate yourself. get up early and sleep late and keep going till you accomplish everything you have to accomplish. When working for yourself you end up working 50 plus hours. I don't really mind it because your working for your future and not for someone else's dream.To motivate yourself you need to set aside time to think about these reasons.




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esteban123

I do not feel lazy to work on my online sites even though I already had a regular offline job because I want to earn more so that I have something that I can be used for future needs. I always think that If I do something great just like a great hard work and patience then for sure I will receive a great rewards as well through payment for my online sites which is really feels good especially if you already received the money and buy something that you really want.




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timothyP

This motivational message is what all I need as of the moment. I would choose not to be lazy. Thank you for sharing such rich motivations. It challenges me to be excellent in whatever I do and push things harder to be successful.




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esteban123

I really like the Monday motivational article because it emphasizes the important of this day because it is one of the biggest day for people who are working. A lot of transactions are being done in this day that is why it is very important to have this and not to be lazy because it is one the first day of the week that each and every people is waiting for. I really feel a lot of hard work during this day because I want to start a week with much work and dedication and avoiding laziness which would only create distraction from success.




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Corzhens

Being lazy will not bring you anywhere and I agree that a working person earns his keep fair and square. My technique in working is to accomplish so many things at once so I can take it easy from there. That’s why I try to wake up earlier so I can do more work before the clock strikes 8:00 am which is the official start of work. When I have already done a lot by that time then I feel comfortable in doing the rest of the work with quality on my mind.




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treecko142

Yeah, like what is said in the article, even 1-hour additional work per day can be a huge difference and you can accomplish a lot in those 60 minutes.




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mildredtabitha

I tend to disagree with the the point that 'no successful person put things off" . Sometimes you just need to put some things aside to be able to recharge or focus on another thing. It can't be all perfect days. Some days things go slow but as long as you don't give up. I also thank you for sharing this wonderful post about choosing not to be lazy. But I still think it is okay to take a break instead of forcing yourself to do something when you are not in the mood.




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esteban123

I mainly have a rest day every Monday in my current job but sometimes the company ask me to work on my day off due to some important activities to do and most of the time I work even in my rest day since they offer me a double pay for it and additional overtime pay which is really good for me if I have no much work to be done during my rest day. I really feel motivated to work because of the rewards that I am receiving on a daily basis either in cash or in kind. Being successful is a matter of hard work and discipline to our self. No matter what we do if we just thought about laziness then for sure we will not reach our goals. I mainly wake up 4: 00 am in the morning and sleep at 11 : 00 am just to have some extra online works after my offline job. It feels great to withdraw your hard earn money through hard work and patience at the end of the month which is pretty cool.




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mitan143

Those tips are definitely awesome, thanks for that. Yes, I agree most people tend to go on being a lazy ass the entire day when there's no such a big responsibility or work. I'm guilty to be one of those people, but what makes me really frustrated in my boring life right now is that I can't even push my self motivated to improve my chosen skill for my future career. I know I have so many things to do for my self, but how funny I can't even think what to do. I'm not really doing any thing, all I can do is use my gadget for browsing, gaming, reading, etc. but I enjoy them though. But those are not beneficial and definitely not helping me to achieve my dream, goal and future career.




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aecel

I'm a lazy person and I don't know how to overcome it. I like working when I feel motivated but there was a time I overthink things and that would be the reason I become lazy again. Will I be successful? Can I really do it? So many questions every day. But you're right being successful does not come overnight so I must work hard for it and must choose not to be lazy.




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peachpurple

You got some good quotes there! I prefer to read and comment rather than to write and publish my own articles. AM I considered lazy too? Anyway , it is true that a successful person never put things off.




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esteban123

Before I was really a lazy person but when I learned how to do some online sites and earning from it, my laziness was been remove instantly because of the small rewards that I was receiving on my online sites. I was feel motivated to do some extra income sites instead of just playing video games for the whole day without earning anything about it but just a small convenience and relation for our selves. I am glad that my laziness was removed and was substituted with hard work and dedication which is really great to have.




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edencaga

Thank you very much for this information. Freelancers like me need to have a motivation in every day life or even those people who normally work in a company but in most cases, since we are independent we should work hard to earn and invest also as it will deeply help us to pay for living. It may be hard for us to wake up and stand up on our own, just think of positive ways. Don't mind other people who mocked you up or knocked you down as they don't have any idea about our work.




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focusedwriter10

An insightful article. I agree with all the points raised. According to my opinion, I find procrastination being the worst killer of dreams. I am a victim of procrastination, and before I changed ways, I lost two good deals.

It is good to point out that laziness and procrastination go hand in hand. Alternatively, you are likely to become lazy as a result of procrastination. I decided not to be lazy, to motivate and push myself, and I can see the fruits now.




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