During any given week, the vast majority of us are exposed to hundreds of “motivational” messages. If we are feeling depressed, overwhelmed, overweight, spiritually lost or our relationship has lost its zeal, someone has a solution for us. All we have to do is log onto our social media stream and we can find a plethora of motivational messages courtesy of any number of individuals who are more than likely just as challenged as we are. But what about the person who doesn’t desire to be “fixed” or “uplifted”, the person who simply wants to live a “low exertion lifestyle”? You’re in luck, this message is for YOU! I have compiled a “fool proof” checklist guaranteed to help you remain a chronic underachiever. These tips should serve you well as you continue to travel down the path of least resistance.
Ten Ways to Guarantee Failure…
Establish extremely vague goals. Use phrases like “I think I want a new car” or “It would be cool to go on a nice vacation somewhere”. The vaguer your goal the greater the odds are you will never achieve it!
Strive to NOT visualize your goals. Remember, if we stay focused on anything long enough it just may come to fruition. Be mindful of what you focus on. Step away from your dream board!
When you verbalize your goals make sure to use negative language. THIS IS CRITICAL!!! Using words like CAN’T and TRY will help kill your goals before they have a chance to gain any traction. “I can’t ever lose weight” or I’ll give it a TRY” are highly effective goal killers!
Don’t establish any type of measurement system. Your objective is to remain inactive! Having a plan or measurement system will just complicate this process. There is no need for you to feel that you should have to stretch and grow, just keep being you.
Take minimal action. Talk about your goals, but under no circumstances should you move toward them. Action is a fatal mistake for the underachiever.
Make sure the timing is never right. By implementing this strategy you will always have an “out”. For example, “I will start dieting after the holidays” or “I’ll wait until after the kids go back to school” are excellent excuses for anyone who is wavering about starting a weight loss or exercise program. The key is to always have an excuse or justification on speed dial.
Don’t hire a coach! Accountability is the under achievers worst nightmare. The last thing you need is a success strategy or a coach holding you accountable for your results. Be the lone wolf!
Make sure you have plenty of distractions. The more distractions you create the less time you will have to focus on your objectives. Be creative, distractions should be fun!
Think small. The smaller you think the less you have to worry about. Owning a larger home, driving a nicer car or planning a dream vacation is just going to heap more responsibility on you. Your little box is warm and cozy, DON”T ROCK THE BOAT!!!
AVOID personal growth! It is imperative to shy away from motivational books, CDs, speakers or uplifting blogs.
Inspirational messages will only confuse you. Remember, YOU are an underachiever, the world needs you. Don’t fall for the hype!
Hopefully you have found this message uplifting and helpful. I know that with just a TINY bit of effort and commitment you can easily remain within the confines of mediocrity!