"I can't" really means "I choose not to". When we say something similar to "I can't get up at 3 am and take you to the airport", we really are saying "I choose not to take you to the airport because I value my sleep more than I value helping you". Humans truly know when we value something when we choose to actually do that thing and not simply talk about it. We value such things as sleeping or eating or hanging out with friends or making/having money. We know we value these things because most people aren't forced to do these things. We will easily give up our time doing homework and working out or helping others in order to do the things we like such as sleep or eat or hang out with friends because we place different/more value on certain things. If someone pays you money to do homework, most people would do more homework. The same would be true for working out or helping others more. The addition of money puts more value on something that has less value to us. Humans struggle with motivation. Our problem with motivation is that we don't place enough value on the things that truly should have value. We tend to value easy and fun and recent. We fail to place value on hard or difficult or meaningful or long term beneficial things. Entitled people are not lazy. Entitled people simply do not see the value in long term, difficult or meaningful endeavors. In order to reach our goals and to reach our full potential, we need to add value to those things in our life that should have more value in our lives. Putting money in an investment doesn't sound fun because it is more fun to spend money today. But when that investment doubles or triples or quadruples over time without you doing anything except making that initial investment and then sitting around and waiting, then investing money is both valuable and fun. When we sacrifice time and FOMO and peer pressure and selfish desires and comfort in order to reach our goals and full potential that may not come for weeks or months or years in the future, that investment also pays off. What will you add value to today so that you will be motivated more to do what you should be doing?
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.