Let talk about the causes of slackism.
Your secret mission is to become so focused that you cut through all the confusing bullshit in your life…like a fucking laser beam. But will you?
First, deliberately move your life forward with intention by nailing down your barriers and then push through the first layer of crap that holds you back from being strong inside and out. Only you know what they are.
When you become stronger, you will be better able to live the life you secretly want. Don’t just settle for what falls in your lap and end up stuck in survival mode complaining about how screwed up your situation is.
Just take the first step
The first step to changing your situation is to accept full responsibility for getting yourself into your situation in the first place. Next, write down and organize all your plans into your calendar.
Pursue goals that move you in a consistent, positive direction. It’s really simple actually, but I know…the game is on or one of the Kardashian’s just changed outfits so you have to tweet about it. Joke!
My definition of working-on-yourself is: “Create yourself to be the person you ideally want to be and never settle for less.” The key word here is ideally.
If you’re into hoping and wishing for a better you/life but are unwilling to do what it takes to feel amazing, it’s pretty clear that you’re all about your comfort, which means you’ll end up being comfortable and not getting what you secretly want. Sad truth.
Here’s what George Bernard Shaw says about our job as humans:
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
There are a ? ton of reasons why people don’t “work-on-themselves,” AND you know how it is…the reasons never matter because they never hold any convincing justification anyway, they’re mostly just bullshit reasons.
Most people let themselves slide through life, or they’re lured into spending countless hours on social media, taking the easy way out because the easy way out is comfortable. Not talkin’ about you…just sayin’.
What most people don’t know is they unknowingly sacrifice having an amazingly full life in exchange for their comfort!
What the FUCK is up with that.
Some people fill their bodies with deadly toxins for years and years (because of the really fucked up advertising out there) thinking they don’t have the personal power or inner strength to stop their unhealthy habits (because the advertisers don’t tell you that their toxic products are going to kill you..but you’re gonna have fun eating it and it’s gonna taste good) and end up being deathly sick at a way-too-early age. They live the life of a slacker not knowing that they’ve always had the power to change those habits. Just ask Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, she knows her shit!
What do you hear most out of the mouths of the people who say they want to, but don’t change their unhealthy habits? “I CAN’T! I CAN’T! I CAN’T!!! I’ve tried before….I just can’t do it! I don’t know why I can’t. If I just knew why…I would do it..for REAL, I would!!”
This is such total bullshit. Even if they knew the reason why they would still have to go through the discomfort of changing the habit. They say their “reason” for not changing is because they’re waiting for the deep-rooted reason “why” they can’t change which either never comes or they make up some other justifying bullshit story that they believe is maybe true. Like “My DNA is fucked up.”
It’s up to you
Listen, just choose to change the habit right now, and in the next moment choose again, and in the next moment choose again. It’s really that simple. Before you know it, it’s been hours, days, weeks, months, years, and you’ve created totally new habits, out of making small moment-by-moment choices. Why the fuck do people make it so fucking complex? Seriously!!
But hey, it’s become ? to be a slacker these days. Seems that a funny video can go viral and everyone will laugh (See here), share, re-post and on and on. So life for the slackers has become a big joke.
Anyone can spend their life creating videos…we say go for it if that’s what you want to do and can support yourself that way. It’s your life. No judgment here. But if you are the kind of a person who doesn’t know how to or doesn’t want to generate ? online, who has a sort of ok job, or has a ? manager, or you’re kinda working on your career but not moving very fast or struggling to raise a family but can’t seem to get a grip, you may just have a mild case of slackism.
Again, no judgment, that’s why we’re here, to help you get a reality check. The time has come to break free and get your life back on track.
We want to be perfectly clear that we are not talking about someone who has legitimate health or disability issues. We are talking about a perfectly healthy person who has more excuses to not get a grip than they have reasons to get their shit together and start to live the life they want.
7 Prime Causes of Slackism:
- Bullshit Belief System – you don’t think you have what it takes
- Slacker Work Habits Disorder – getting to work late because you’re sackin’ it, snooze alarm addiction
- Delusion of Environmental Conditions – this place is a negative ? hole
- Avoiding Personal Problems – money, family, car, home repairs, arguing, no integrity in your relationships
- Shitty Personal Habits Syndrome – too much booze or substance, junk food addict, TV-head, play/work balance out of whack
- Asshole Boss Complex – you better do it vs. I know you can do it
- Getting Depressed Disorder – being a victim to any or all of the above is a cop-out. False fear sickness!
When your life is slackin’, it’s time to start hackin’
There are a million and six different ways to get back on track by changing your habits and routine. We’re not going to list them all, and here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Set a start date and time, (like now ? )
- Set alarms on your mobile to be reminded of the shit you need to get done
- Don’t hit the snooze, get out of bed and go directly to the shower. Pee in the shower if you have to – whatever it takes to wake the fuck up
- Blast your Spotify first thing in the morning to get you pumped. Wake up the fucking neighbors… No, wait – don’t do that last part ?
- Make yourself important (like the way you make other people and things important)
- Find an accountabilabuddy (accountability buddy) or an activity friend to get things started and to stay on track
- Read our next ebook MindHacker (another shameless plug) and get yourself on track with an awesomely different and go-for-it attitude
“I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.”
If you’re wondering what this quote has to do with anything… revisit the last bullet point about “awesomely different.”
Regardless, Kurt Cobain was just a cool motherfucker. ?