Sometimes it infuriates me how easily some people are able to ignore their responsibilities. If they don’t feel like doing something than they just aren’t going to do it. Doesn’t seem to matter if the consequence will affect them negatively. It’s more important to live in the moment and just do what feels good. I can’t help but wonder how different my own kids lives would be if I just didn’t feel like being their mom the past 18 years. Maybe I should have slept when they wanted to eat or ignored when they needed their pants changed. I see this pattern with my youngest and it drives me nuts. I didn’t set this kind of example. I didn’t phone it in or slack off or take a personal vacation from parenting or anything else when I just didn’t feel like being responsible that day. Granted it has gotten better with maturity and time but these little missteps have grave consequences and can undo weeks and months of hard work by one decision to be lazy. Am I alone here or is anyone experiencing the same thing? Not doing my work was never an option. I wouldn’t dare. That is why I am so shocked and in disbelief that people have such a different mindset when it comes to work and responsibility. I guess I just needed to vent and reach out to see if I am alone in this.
I have come to realize there are two very different types of people in this world. There are those who sit back in their chair and wait for somebody else to do it or there is that somebody who jumps up and says, “I’ll do it”.
I can’t for the life of me grasp how someone can sit idly by when there is something that has to be done. I was actually so naive at one time to believe if something had to get done, everyone would jump at the chance to do it. I’m not sure if it comes down to laziness or a lack of concern for anything outside oneself but it amazes me how many people are ready and willing to pass the buck onto someone else. Which type of person are you? Do you contribute when you should? Somebody has to do it. I am definitely somebody, how about you?
This is such a simple statement but yet so hard to follow. I was just speaking about this very concept just yesterday. Why is it we allow certain patterns to continue in our lives. So many of us live in the confines of self blame and guilt. It holds us back, it kills our dreams. It stops us from doing the very thing that would make us happier. So what is it that holds us back? Oh yes, that would be me and you and everyone else you know that becomes a victim to our own personal laziness, lack of drive, or perhaps motivation. Well, this person writing this post does not want to enable myself to be a victim anymore. I need to stop talking and wishing and beating myself up and just DO exactly what it is to make my life personally better. No more excuses. That’s it. It ends today. Anyone care to join me in this challenge? A support system is key! And accountability. It starts today!