I have been studying and teaching about success for many years now. But it took me many years to understand the power of association. Here, I do not mean association as it implies an “organization of people who are affiliated for a common goal.” What I mean basically is associations with respect to who you interact with, relate to or keep the company of.
Just how important are the associations we keep? On the 3rd of January, 2016, a Facebook user, Darlene Hackemer Loretto made a comment on Mark Zuckerberg’s post on the worlds largest and fastest growing social media platform. The comment went viral because Mark replied it.
Many people do not care about becoming indispensable. That is why I know many people may not be reading this post. But think about it, when the chips are down and you need to get some weight off the ship to keep it afloat, only the indispensable staff is left aboard. Economies are getting worse and organizations are downsizing. If you want to keep your job, you cannot afford to remain a part of the over 80% of the world’s population who live average lives, make average decisions, put in average efforts and get average results.
I have met many people who think laziness is simply not being able to get something done, or simply procrastinating. But the fact is that laziness goes beyond this. As a result, many people are lazy and are not aware that they are. At the time they get appraisal from their employer and find a report that attests directly/indirectly that they are lazy, they end up concluding that their boss is not being fair. However, knowing exactly what the term means will help one to be able to assess themselves rightly.
What are you waiting for? Is there something you’d like to achieve soon but can’t seem to just get it started? Is it a new business? Do you need to ask that lady (or guy!) out? Do you need to make that phone call? Do you need to write that book? Do you need to get back to school? Do you need to read that book? Do you need to apply for that job? What is it you need to get done? Is procrastination robbing you of a great life?
As humans, we are designed to create. We are designed to build. We are designed to accomplish. This is the reason there is so much frustration around the world because a larger percentage of people are not accomplishing anything. One of the reasons for this is the tendency to want to put things off – to procrastinate. We all have that tendency. But successful people do not only know that they have the tendency, they also know how to defeat it. Simply mastering the art of beating procrastination every time you need to get something done is one of the most pivotal factors in being a successful person.