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Laziness is the enemy of produc-
ivity. We may procrastinate doing
things, or even if we do them
we may do them only half-
heartedly. There is no way we can
produce high-quality results.
So we need to overcome laziness.
3. Stop complaining ... about things over
which you have no control such as the
economy, your company, or your customers.

4. Stop griping ... about your personal
problems and illnesses. What good does it do,
other than to depress you and everyone else?
1. Stop using negative phrases ... such
as "I can't," "It's impossible," or "This won't
work. " Such statements program your mind to
look for negative results.








2. When you are asked "How are you? " ...
respond with "Terrific! " or "Fabulous! " or
"I've never felt better! " rather than a depres-
ing "OK" or "Getting by. "
3. Stop complaining ... about things over
which you have no control such as the
economy, your company, or your customers.

4. Stop griping ... about your personal
problems and illnesses. What good does it do,
other than to depress you and everyone else?
YOU'RE NOT LAZY

The word "lazy" is a condemnation. It's
shameful. It's not you.
ILLNESS

If your energy level is low for months on
end, get checked out by a doctor. It could
be depression or illness. Make sure you're
ok before moving on to step 3.
PLAN

Write down what you want
to get done - in order of
importance - and put it on a
daily schedule.
FIND YOUR GROOVE

Experiment with your life. Try working at
different times of day and in different loca-
ions. Maybe you need background music to
keep you focused or a snack or nap at a
specific time.

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BECOME MORE BECOME MORE BECOME MORE
OPTIMISTIC OPTIMISTIC OPTIMISTIC
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SET THAT
ALARM

Studies show people
who get up early and
show up on time are happier and
more productive. And eat a good
breakfast. Healthful eating increases
energy. So does
exercise.
EXERCISE
You could feel lazy if you do not have enough
energy to do your activities. Exercising is a
good way to increase your energy level so that
you feel energized and alert throughout day.




HAVE A GOOD REST

Not having enough rest could
also make you lazy. How can
you feel enthusiastic if you are
sleepy? So make sure that you
have good rest.
SET A MINIMUM TIME LIMIT TO
GET STARTED

The most difficult thing is to get started the
rest will be easier. So set a small amount of
time, like 15 minutes or even 5 minutes, and
decide to work on the task until the time is
up. After that, it would be easier to continue.


CREATE A SENSE OF URGENCY

This is among the most effective ways to
defeat laziness. If you have a sense of urge-
cy, it will be much easier to get up and do
what you need to do. One way to create a
sense of urgency is
by setting a dead-
ine.