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!)