The best way to tackle this is to look at the “average day” of the “average man”. For the lazy, the conclusion sums everything up in just a few short words. Look at the below routine and ask what would happen if you choose “instead”.
We Awake. We hit the snooze button instead of simply standing on our feet. We repeat.
We’re Groggy. We reach for a morning coffee at Starbucks instead of doing 10 pushups. We repeat.
We Have the Monday’s. We sit and sigh instead of greeting everyone with a smile. We repeat.
We Eat. We eat what we “want today” instead of what will help us become healthier. We repeat.
We Retain. We have the same friends we have known forever instead of branching out. We repeat.
We Consume. We buy things online instead of asking if we really need the product. We repeat.
We Finish Work. We head home instead of going to the gym because we “feel exhausted”. We repeat.
We Go Online. We read about today’s news instead of gaining wisdom for tomorrow. We repeat.
We Relax. We watch TV and the lights cause us to stay up late instead of reading a book. We repeat.
We Sleep. We sleep when we are tired from accomplishing little instead of pure exhaustion. We repeat.
Conclusion: Hopefully this post has been slightly annoying or even repetitive. That is the point. The theme remains the same.We fail at achieving what we most desire, to obtain what we desire in the moment. Not you though, you’re better than that.