Laziness

As I grow older I realize the lack of value laziness offers. I find myself having much less patience for laziness in my life and our society.

Not being lazy offers you the ability to gain knowledge, skill, discipline and become a better person. Laziness does none of this.

I see people being lazy when the park in the “No Parking” spaces to pick up kids or park in the handicap parking spot to “just run into the store for a minute”. Meanwhile a person that truly needs that spot cannot access it because of someone being lazy. What value does being lazy provide? None. Or the teachers that do not want to teach and expect the students to teach themselves. The title of “Teacher” implies you teach, that is your job.

Many large businesses have been created because society is demanding products to help them be lazy. The remote control, Pizza delivery etc. Now these businesses have become successful because they met a “market need”. O.K.  Why do so many people have weight problems, low vitamin D etc. when they could get outside and actually take care of their own yard in some way or do items around their house to get some activity in their lives.

I am not discounting the fact that there are a lot of people who cannot do some of these type of items. However, I use these examples to get the idea of avoiding being lazy out.

As a society I think the idea of doing your own work, builds character. You become a more disciplined person to take action and achieve the goals you and your family want. To get somewhere, you need to take the correct action. If you want to lose a few pounds, not doing anything will not take the pounds off. Dreaming about weight loss will not take the weight off. However, dreaming about it does start the thoughts in your head and starts the desire in your heart to do something. The key is to not be lazy and do the right thing. Take ACTION.

Not being lazy is a great concept to teach your children as they need to learn this quickly. Not being lazy in school builds a disciplined student that studies and stays focused in class to pass the class. This character is then built into their being and they are productive member of society.

Why not TAKE ACTION and not be Lazy. The person you become can change the world.

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Your Attitude

I received this great reminder article from Brian Johnson and had to share it with everyone. We need to keep this idea/thought at the top of our mind everyday.

Your Attitude  |  by Brian Johnson

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl from Man’s Search for Meaning

Frankl is the poster child for the admonition that we MUST recognize the fact that we have responsibility to choose how we respond to any given situation. Frankl, a man who lost his entire family and barely survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps of WW II, developed this philosophy in the midst of the most brutal experience any human being will ever go through.

We’ve all experienced many things that we wish never happened. But the fact is only very few among us have experienced anything as ghastly as losing our entire family and nearly losing our own lives in the horrors of a concentration camp. And if this man can choose his attitude in his situation, we can certainly choose OUR responses. No?

So, what’s bothering you right now? 

You get a parking ticket? Lose your job? Relationship not working? Kids being a challenge? Get sick? 

Of course, any and all of the challenges we face in our day to day lives can bring us turmoil, but NEVER forget that, ultimately, how you CHOOSE to respond to the challenge is entirely your call.

DO NOT be a victim to the myriad of petty things that we can CHOOSE to let bother us. Own your attitude. CHOOSE how you will respond to any given situation.

My personal recommendation? 

Flip it around and think about all the things for which you’re grateful. 

Get a parking ticket? Be grateful you even have a car. Be grateful you’re going to be able to help pay for someone’s wages for part of the day. Stub your toe? Be grateful you HAVE a toe to stub and such a great life that that’s probably the worst thing that’s going to happen to you today. Kids being a little challenging? Be grateful they’re healthy enough to make so much noise and honor them for the growth you both experience together.

Whatever it is, choose your optimal response.

Now. 

Do you see a pattern here? Be Grateful. recommneded from a man that survived teh concentration camps of WWII.  The small things we go through can build our character, give us strength, give us a better perspective to doing better and achieving better resultsin our future.

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