I’m Too Lazy to Write Code

DISCLAIMER: This post may contain “affiliate” links to products and services I recommend. I’ll receive a small commission if you decide to purchase one of these products or services. I only recommend products I genuinely believe will help you in running your freelance business.

I got this comment on YouTube:

“My problem is I suffer with anxiety and depression and during those times that I despair with the code and want to give up, I don’t know if it is just the depression talking. It creates a lazy attitude that makes you want to do other easy things like watch Netflix. I’m not sure if that is me that doesn’t want to learn to code or I just need more discipline. Depression confuses things but I need to do something so I keep persevering”

I have those days.

To be honest, this morning was a little like that. For some reason, I woke up at like 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep. And, after 2 hours of laying in bed trying to get back to sleep, I was frustrated as f!@#.

And, I have a melodramatic mind.

So, I started questioning everything about my life.

“I’ve been scratching a clawing for everything I got since I was 8 years old. Nothing’s every come easy. And, I’m tired. Is this all even worth it, anyway. Maybe, I should just give it all up?”

It happens man.

I think we all deal with it.

But then, I see those two little boys. They’re about the same age I was when my dad had his car wreck. And, I couldn’t imagine CHOOSING to put them through what I went through. I could never do that to them.

And, the flame relights itself.

My mind begins to steel itself.

And, all the nagging voices go silent.

And, I’m back.

And, I think that’s the answer. You have to find something you care about more than yourself. For me, it’s my boys, but it could be anything. It could be an idea, a principle, a loved one or simply other people you want to help.

Whatever it is…

You need to know it and use it.

When, things get crazy and your mind starts going off down that “dark trail”, remember this thing… and use it to get you back on track. I think until you do that, you won’t have a good way to deal with those tough days.

Another thing you might find helpful is my productivity course, The NO B.S. Guide to Get Things Done. It’s not your regular “make a to-do list and tough it out” productivity spiel.

We dive into the internal s!@# most people won’t talk about.

And, tackle anxiety, stress, guilt and and fear head-on and I show you how to consistently get out of that “I’m feeling lazy” funk and actually feel excited to jump into your day and get things done.

Anyway, you can grab a copy here: http://johnmorrisonline.com/nobs

I sincerely believe it will help.

Do you want more freelance clients?

I’ll show you what I learned over the last 15 years to grind out (from absolute scratch) a backlog of new clients wanting to hire you. Who your best client prospect are, what services you should be offering them, where to find them and more. Just enter your email address in the box below and let’s get started:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
John Morris

JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

You might also like

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Do you want more freelance clients?

Enter your email below to get started building your system for consistently bringing in new freelance clients:

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Bob Patterson

Not only is John a very talented programmer and developer, he is also an excellent communicator. He has a talent for taking complex subjects and communicating them in terms that anyone can understand. This is a rare combination. This ability has enabled me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Thank you John for for all that you do.

Ray Edwards

I recommend John every chance I get. If every person I worked with were as committed to excellence, punctuality, value, and unquestionable integrity… the world would be a better place. Highest recommendation.

Daniel Mohlendick

On the Freelancing on Upwork course: “This is by far the best course i have watched on Skillshare!! Thank you so much.”

Thabo Motsoahae

John is one of the best instructors I have come across, I learned a lot from his online tutorials.

Lewis Howes

John is amazing at building membership sites. He converted one of my sites over from it’s existing (hardly working) platform over to the clean and simple to use WishList membership platform. I highly recommend using John and WishList for any of your membership site needs.

Sukh Plaha

John is a fantastic and patient tutor, who is not just able to share knowledge and communicate it very effectively – but able to support one in applying it. However, I believe that John has a very rare ability to go further than just imparting knowledge and showing one how to apply it. He is able to innately provoke one’s curiosity when explaining and demonstrating concepts, to the extent that one can explore and unravel their own learning journey. Thanks very much John!

Close Menu