I woke up this morning planning to get an article completed by noon, but waking up at 10:45 kind of took that out of play. My original plan was to write a review of the movie Flight with Denzel Washington. After a short writers block, I decided to write about something that has been on my mind for some time now. I look at State-Lines.com as a place to not only share what’s going on in sports, music, tv, etc., but also a place to share my feelings and opinions to the world.
My entire life I’ve had the “entrepreneurial spirit”. I’ve started multiple businesses from a record label & a recording studio to my own internet marketing business. One thing they have all had in common: They failed…
I’ve been through countless motivational seminars & educational seminars all of which have promised me this financially free lifestyle. I can recall sitting in that hotel meeting room listening to that powerful man on stage explaining how if you “believe it to be true, it will become true”. Now, do I believe this is possible? Absolutely. I bought into it and still do. However, I feel I have misconstrued that in my head, along with most of my generation.
For just about everybody, the idea of working a 5-hour work week all while making millions of dollars is extremely sexy. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? But there’s something we tend to block out. After 5 years of what I thought to be “hard work”, I have found myself about to turn 24, living with my parents, and stuck in credit card debt. Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so.
I recently read an article explaining that young adults these days are the most stressed generation. Why is this? Is it our parent’s fault? The government’s? Our old boss who fired us? That ex-girlfriend who wanted nice things?
Consider this; what if it’s our own fault?
It seems at an early age, our education system had implanted this idea that things will be given to us. I was lucky enough to have parents that implanted a mentality that it would take hard work and dedication to get what I wanted out of life. Still though, as I’ve gotten older I have lost that and have become lazy. I have waited on things to be handed to me without even realizing I was doing it.
Most recently, I have discovered that my “entrepreneurial spirit” that I spoke of earlier has turned into an excuse for laziness. Sure I could have gone to college, gotten a job and I’d be making a steady paycheck by now. I don’t regret not doing that. In fact, I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had these past 5 years for anything. However, like I said earlier, I’m now on the verge of turning 24, up to my eye balls in debt, living with my parents, and taking whatever I can to make a few bucks.
So as I write to you I am finally admitting my laziness, and I suppose proclaiming a change in myself. This may have been a meaningless rant and a way for me to finally move forward with my life. In fact I’m not even sure where to end this. However, I do know that I’m not the only one that feels this way and I do believe many will relate.
So join me and comment below to proclaim your laziness. Then go get your life on track.
Don’tmake excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why youmust make it happen.
— Motivational Quotes (@DavidRoads) February 9, 2013