365 Writing Prompts: Shape up or ship out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

Dear Lazy-bones,

We all have a tendency to be lazy at times, some of us realize soon enough this is a  trait which stands in the way of our success. So we shove our laziness and get down to business.

The reason I’m writing this to you is I get the feeling you are quite comfortable doing nothing to help yourself. Let me break it to you, do not expect to get help if you do not help yourself. Keep in mind this world of ours will only support people who are hardworking and are interested to do something with their life.

My advice to you is, you have wasted enough time lazing around, now it’s time for you to shape up or ship out, your needs can only be taken care of by you, if you sit in front of the TV hoping some genie will appear and produce everything you want. Let me tell you this only happens in fairy tales.You are living in a real world where if you sit around hoping for someone to take pity on you and look after you. It will never happen. Smarten up and learn to be useful in the society you live in.

This is my last letter to you. I am sick of reminding you to do something with your life. If you don’t , no one will come running to help you. Be prepared to watch everyone turn their back on you. It’s up to you to help yourself.

Your well wisher

……………………………………….. 🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompts: Shape up or ship out

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post. We like it a lot.

    I could write a great many of these for myself. They would likely be of benefit in ridding myself of undesireable traits, as the writing itself brings them out into the light.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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