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Autopsy of Inaction: The Living Dead

 

Subject: Success, motivation, Inaction, Procrastination, Envy


 

By Victor Antonio G.

 

How do people get to the point in their life where they aren't motivated to do anything?   Why do people lose hope?  As I go around the U.S. speaking, too often I come across people who seemed to have given up on their dream or aspirations.  They've settled for what they've gotten and there's no more fight in them.  I can see it in their eyes; they look defeated.   

 

I've put together here ONE scenario of what I think happens to some who lose that spirit of achieving their highest potential.  I like to think of this diagnosis as an autopsy of inaction.  This is what happens to people who don't take action in life and simply accept their fate accompli. 

 


You didnít take time to write down your goals, because you didnít need to.  You have them right in your headÖno need to write them out.  Everyone reminds you to write down your goals, but you insist it isn't necessary. 

Time goes on and you get this uneasy feeling that you are NOT progressing in life as fast as youíd like.  But you canít be sure of this lack of progress because you have no goals by which to measure your progress.

Since you canít measure your progress, you decide to look to a surrogate measurement by comparing what you have to what others have.  You do this comparative analysis and you ultimately conclude that you donít have as much as another person your age or as much as the person you went to High School with. 

Now you get more depressed and become irritable.  You become so irritable that people find it hard to talk to you because youíre either grumpy all the time or you bite their heads off when they say anything that triggers some insecure feeling about not making progress in life. 

The result?  You start losing friends.  Now they wonít tell you that theyíre not your friends any more, they just stop calling you or find excuses of why they canít get together with you.

Now resentment kicks in and you affirm to yourself that you donít need friends any way.  So you close in on yourself and now the television become your new, best friend.  Itís a wonderful companion because it helps you forget about your worries by numbing your mind.

But then you start noticing that people on the television seem to have a better life than you do.  Your discontent grows as you see how much other people have on the television and how much you donít as you survey your skimpy apartment. 

Even though television is NOT a reflection of reality, you get more depressed and unmotivated to do anything.  You soon realize (or imagine to yourself) how far behind you are compared to others when it comes to material measures of success. Now you're totally depressed or deject and you don't want to do anything.

When you get to this point, you've reached the ďI AcceptĒ point of your life:

I accept that I will never be happy. 

I accept that I will never have the things others have. 

I accept that I will never be able to achieve the dreams I once had.

Once youíve reached this point, you join the millions who live out their lives in quiet desperation every day.  Although you have an almost mute yearning for more in life, you reconcile within yourself that maybe this is all there is to have in life.  You tell yourself that you will never be more than what youíve already become, The Living Dead. 

Although you have not been officially pronounced dead, your spirit and will have long since abandoned you.  And one day, as the final moments of life close in on and you feel the reaperís breath upon the nape of your neck, what will you say?  I donít know, but I can imagine that it might go something like this:

I settled for less, I didnít do my best,

Early I faltered, My life I did alter,

My mind retreated, My spirit now defeated,

I wish I hadÖ

One more smile,

Just one more laugh,

One more kiss,

Just one more hug,

One more love,

Just one more friend,

One more chance,

Just one last dance,

some more time...


When the end comes Iím sure that you won't be asking for money, a new car, a bigger house, etc.  The things youíll long for the most in those final moments will be those things you couldíve had for free.     Success is measured by the quality of your life, not by some comparative analysis of what you do or do not have.  Remember,

  • Donít be discouraged to act because you feel youíre too far behind.  Nonsense! 

  • Donít compare what you want to what others have.  Mistake!

  • Donít let your dream suffocate under indecision.  Tragic!

And finally, donít let inaction lead you down a path of despair.  Itís a dead-end. 

As the Star Warsí Jedi Master Yoda would probably say, ďUmm, lonely youíll be

 


Forward this on to someone who has lost that glimmer in their eye, that pep in their step, that lift in their stride.


 

Victor Antonio G., one of America's top business motivational speaker and author of ďThe LOGIC of SuccessĒ.

 


Copyright © 2005 by Victor Antonio G.   All rights reserved.  This article MAY be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, as long as the authorís name, website and email address are included as part of the articleís body.  All inquiries, including information on electronic licensing, should be directed to Victor Antonio G.

 

                                             

Motivational Speaker Articles

Ode to Og Mandino

Leadership-Time Management

Stupid People Poem

Christmas Story: Misfits

Leadership-Winning Mindset

Sales-Prime Contractor

Netflix-Blockbuster Competition

Sales Training Bob

Cash Money Tree

Leadership & Trust

Management Style

Your Capacity for Success

Create Cash Flow-Equity

Pay for Performance

Road Trip to Success

The Good Life

Power Shift-Toffler

Incentive Programs

Compromise Poem

Business and Ladders

Speaker on Vanity

Leadership Style - Skill

Selling Through Channels

Consequences

Exploiter Poem

Keynote on Revenge

Motivation and Money

Computer Poem

Selling & Optimism

Speaking of Action

Keynote on Greatness

Essay on Equality

Torpedoing Success

Consumer Motivation

Creative Destruction

Motivation and Selling

The Success Matrix

Squirrel Wins - Focus

Why Take Action

Latino Market Growth

Motivational Failure

Speaking of Talent

Speaker Success Poem

Selling Without Wires

Sales Storage Evolution

Acres of Diamonds

Motivational Principle

Professional Public Speaking

Diversity & Multicultural

Sales Ethics-To Tell

Monopoly of Ideas

Self-Esteem Motivational

Employee Recognition

Overcoming Fear

Cold Calling CEOs

Reality is Plastic Poem

Life Coach - What a Joke

Innovation and Technology


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