Being a failure takes more skill than you may think. Living in a time of technology and science, it's become so easy to learn anything. Getting things done and keeping track of to-do lists is at the tips of our fingers. Sadly, this is a generation of advancement and in order to fail, we must learn to be brave. Failing is all about resisting the mind and asking yourself what you feel, this is contrary to the world we live in today. Failure is in our nature, it’s meant to be a part of our everyday lives as humans. We are designed to fail! The stronger failure becomes, the happier and more true to our nature we become. Here are some great tips on how to fail at anything.
Phones, the wrong music, and Netflix are excellent ways to prevent yourself from getting things done. Depending on how seriously you want to fail, I recommend a combination of the three, I’ve found it to be very effective. Other tactics include snacks, napping and doodling on your notebook. The napping is especially great since it allows the time to pass.
Always say yes to everything. I don’t care if you’re tempted to finish your work, I don’t care if there’s a deadline, and I especially don’t care whether or not it’s going to improve you. The only thing that matters is your satisfactions in the present moment. Thinking long-term is only going to help if the future is guaranteed - which it isn’t. You already know this. Life is short, live it well. No matter what, you must keep yourself distracted.
Always ask yourself, is it absolutely necessary to finish this now? What does your heart tell you? Failing is much more than a hobby - it’s a skill, it’s an art. It’s an art of the mind which means that you have to learn how to control it. Much like a muscle, you must practice with consistency. Procrastination is simply a form of patience. Training yourself to procrastinate can be difficult, however, once you train yourself to remain true to your heart you will see results.
Fighting the urge to keep busy must be fought with constant distractions as well as just the opposite - be too simple. If you can’t be doing many things, don’t do anything. In fact, doing nothing has been proven to be calming. It’s important to stay calm while procrastinating because otherwise you will develop a desire to grow. It’s better to be comfortable than to be bored, boredom is when creativity creeps it’s way inside. Whatever you do, don’t be bored. Be comfortable.
Once you’ve mastered the arts of distraction and procrastination, the lack of care will come on it’s own. However, there are times when we are forced into a situation where we have no other option but to work. This is when not caring comes in handy. You have teachers and classmates watching you - the pressure is on. How do you fail? The answer is simply to not care. Don’t focus on whether or not you are trying your best, you’ll fail if you don’t care. This can mean not paying attention, not being inspired, and resisting any urge to think. Feelings are meant to govern your thoughts - caring would mean that you have to think.
I can assure you these three skills, with time and practice, will lead you to becoming the biggest failure. Remember that with time results will come, however, just as with any skill you must start practicing now. Start with the next project you have coming up - what is the best way to fail? I recommend you take a closer look at your natural abilities, failure is written into everyone’s DNA. All you need to do is learn to let it loose.