Thursday, November 4, 2010

The New Laziness

I read Seth Godin's blog (just like a bazillion other people do). He had another stellar post this morning on the New Laziness:

But the new laziness has nothing to do with physical labor and everything to do with fear. If you're not going to make those sales calls or invent that innovation or push that insight, you're not avoiding it because you need physical rest. You're hiding out because you're afraid of expending emotional labor.
He's spot on. People -- myself included -- operate out of fear of failure, that they don't know what they're doing, or that they might be rocking the boat. That's laziness.

Proverbs 13:4 says, "Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.

Don't be afraid of a little hard work!

(Do yourself a favor, and if you don't subscribe to Seth's feed, do it!)

1 comment:

mom said...

People are lazy every which way... but that label doesn't go deep enough... they're self-centered... they don't want to put out because they don't want to. They don't want to because it's inconvenient; something else they deem more important or at least more fun demands their immediate attention. Mostly, tasks that lazy people won't do are ones they just don't care about. Again - it's easier, they're happier, taking the lazy route and not bothering to say, to do, to put out, to give, to try, or heaven forbid - commit to. Problem is, this attitude all leads to nothing but an empty, meaningless life... Oh, well... whatever?