Published on : 24 April 20203 min reading time
Good or bad excuses for doing nothing? You, like so many others, have an unfortunate tendency to make excuses for not doing this or not doing that? If sometimes you manage to overcome this behaviour, it is not always the case? Rest assured, you are like everyone else, especially if the good weather calls you to other more motivating horizons.
Nevertheless, as you cannot do worse than inaction, you can only do better than others if you take the trouble, because the difference will be played out between those who become aware of the problem (and who will thus have a chance to get out of it) and those who are not.
Big problem: more often than not, one excuse leads to another, and it is no longer one or two, but more and more excuses that accumulate dangerously. With the risk of reaching a critical threshold that plunges you into a kind of long and painful depression.
It is therefore important not to be trapped by the often absurd excuses that can populate your thoughts and limit your actions when they are necessary.
The impact is all the greater because, at the same time, you can be slowed down by your doubts about your future, as well as by the slightest fear of doing wrong. There are therefore several aspects that need to be treated separately.
Finding your levers
If you look closely, there isn’t a single task that couldn’t be affected by an excuse. So there are two types:
- tasks that are sufficiently motivating,
- tasks that are too weakly motivating, which are the crux of the problem.
How can you increase your motivation when it is lacking on a given job? You have two paths to follow that should bring you back on the right path, that of your studies and your initial motivation:
- the first concerns the intrinsic interest of this task, where you must go beyond this interest and seek the heart of your motivation at the level of your studies and the path that will have led you to your ambition,
- the second is directly related to the pragmatic usefulness of accomplishing this task, in relation to your progress within your curriculum.
Instead of making excuses for yourself, find your own (individual) levers for motivation, which will make it easier for you to do what you need to do.
And if the problem really persists, don’t just sit back and do nothing, because even the smallest task you do will be likely to give you more momentum later on.