How To Get Rid Of Laziness Once and For All

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How To Get Rid Of Laziness Once and For All

Do you have difficulty making decisions and find yourself floundering in a sea of uncertainty ?

Is your attitude one of ambivalence?  Do you lack enthusiasm, motivation or a sense of direction for your life?

Do you spend more time procrastinating than you do on being truly productive?

Do you spend more time scheduling and re-scheduling appointments rather than getting things done?

Do you feel that you just can’t be bothered to give it your all any more?

Do you dare to admit that you are not living up to your full potential?

If the answer YES to any of these questions, it could mean that you suffer from spiritual laziness.

What Is Spiritual Laziness?

When people hear the word spiritual, there is usually an instant assumption that it has some religious connotation.
While that is true, in some cases — for the purposes of this discussion, this is not what is meant.

I describe spiritual laziness as a comfortable numbness. It comes from duping ourselves into thinking we are fine, when everything couldn’t be worse.

Spiritual laziness is:
* aimlessly wandering through life.
* allowing circumstances to dictate your life.
* apathy combined with negligence.
* being disinclined to participate.
* coasting through each day.
* doing nothing when action is called for.
* failure to recognize your own inner beauty.
* giving up on your ambitions, your dreams, your life.
* ignoring your gifts, talents and abilities.
* lack of concern and interest.
* neglecting ones personal responsibilities.
* not intentionally living out your God-given purpose.
* settling for less than your best.

Collectively, these are a measure of the height of laziness… or is it the light of haziness? There’s no clarity in either case.

What Is the Opposite of Laziness?

I think most people hunger for an authentic, purpose-filled life, even if they don’t realize it.
Why do I think that? Because I believe God has designed us to excel, to flourish, to thrive.

We are created for:

  • achievements and ambitions… not aloofness and apathy.
  • conquering and courage… not carelessness and complacency.
  • destiny and dreams… not dormancy and dullness.
  • industry and intentionality… not indolence and inertia.
  • mastery and motivation… not anything meaningless or mundane.
  • passion and purpose… not passivity and procrastination.
  • skills and success… not for being slack and sluggish.
The rewards of spiritual laziness.

The rewards of spiritual laziness.

As you can see, we are far too valuable for laziness of any sort.

Nobody ever became successful by being lazy. In fact, laziness has never achieved anything.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Get Rid Of Laziness Once and For All

Laziness At The Personal Level 

One area you can never afford to be lazy in is the deep sense of connection with your self, with who you really are; with your values, your sense of identity and purpose. To live otherwise is simply unwise.

To live life fully and intentionally requires the courage to be your self, your authentic self, regardless of whatever circumstances present themselves in a day.

It also requires a deep and abiding commitment to your own personal integrity. You may know that the words integrity and integral come from the Latin word integer, meaning whole, not fractional. If you lack this vital trait, it is easy to understand why you feel like something is missing in your life. You are right, of course. That nondescript, intangible something you are missing out on is your true self – a self now covered with masks of pretence and buried under layers of illusion.

To live life fully and intentionally demands of your self that you never be willing to sacrifice, exchange or trade away any of your core values for quick gain or temporary convenience.

No matter how desirable it looks, no matter how much you may be convinced to tolerate it, no matter what easy opportunities you think you may gain, never permit yourself to stray from what you know to be essential because your core values are not transitory.

Keep your core values intact that honor your own integrity. And believe me when I tell you, you’re worth it! You matter!

The Bible asks a simple yet profound question of us:

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” [Mark 8:36]

Focusing your full attention, all your energy, and all of your time into your purpose is not only how to get rid of laziness, it is the key to living an authentic, purpose-filled life. Consider everything else a distraction.

Eliminate Every Excuse. This is the key to being purposeful. When you do this, you take action.

This helps you overcome the habit of procrastination, set achievable goals, and plan your schedule.

Laziness At the Business Level

From a business perspective, establish clear procedures, protocols and rules as to the quality and quantity of work expected.

Monitor job performance for deformity, deviation and differences against these standards. Failure to do so results in lost productivity, and as you know, wasted time is never recovered.

If an employee is not measuring up, ask yourself: Is the cause laziness… or do they need personal guidance on ways to improve?

Remember: Trees are pruned to be more fruitful.

Some people are ill-suited for particular tasks, and poor performance is the result. Do your due diligence. If suggested improvements and corrective actions are ignored, or written notices go unheeded, you need to cut your losses.

=== In conclusion ===

Leave no room for laziness of any kind in your life.

When you are fully engaged in your purpose, success is inevitable. BE on purpose and stay ON purpose!

Let’s Hear From YOU Now…

None of us is perfect; we can only strive to be better.

Is laziness interfering with your life?

What have you done to get rid of  laziness?

I will love hearing your perspective on this. Please add value by commenting here now.

I always appreciate your input.

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About Bill Butler
William A. Butler is a John C.Maxwell certified coach. He loves to add value to others and aspiring to be a great humanitarian, lives by four words: BE LOVE TO OTHERS. William often goes by "Bill" and is a poet, a songwriter and has an upcoming novel.

69 thoughts on “How To Get Rid Of Laziness Once and For All

  1. Hi Bill; Most of the time procrastination is not a problem. But I find there are certain tasks that I don’t like doing which seem to get put off in favor of more important duties. On a good day I think I am prioritizing my time and doing the jobs that will bring the best results. On other days I think max quit fooling yourself you just don’t want to add those links or update your email address book or cold call people about listing equipment. I am thankful that you admitted to also being human and reminding us all that the key is to just do better the next day. take care, Max
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    • Hi Max,
      Many people put off difficult tasks or doing things they really don’t like doing until later, or not at all. In some cases it is laziness, in others procrastination. The best strategy is to tackle those things first, and if necessary, break them down into manageable tasks. Since you know how to prioritize, you’re already ahead of the curve. Not one of us is perfect, we can only strive to be better.

      All the best!
      Bill

  2. Hi Bill,

    This post gives a very effective wake up call, intact a shout to all those who make excuses, procrastinate and don’t pay much attention to inner and outer beauty. Is there any age to allow complacency? That would make an interesting discussion.

    I have never been lazy either at home or at work. I used to scoff at those who blamed destiny and considered themselves unfortunate but my perspective has changed a bit with the experiences of life. But that has still not made me lazy.

    I think ambitions are in our hands, not achievements. Courage can never conquer all we want to. Dreams don’t change our destiny. Purpose and motivation can lead us to success, but sometimes. I know some of these beliefs don’t breathe positivity but that is real life!

    BTW, my book on Success goes online today, find more information about it on tuesday, in my next post. Thanks for an excellent, thought provoking post. Have a nice day!
    Balroop Singh recently posted…Ignorance is Bliss?My Profile

    • Hi Balroop,
      I like the question you’ve asked. Is there any age to allow complacency? Certainly not in the sense of being naïve, where we are unaware of dangers.
      But many people, after dedicating years of contribution in service to others, decide to rest on their laurels and take it easy.
      I think even that could not be seen as laziness, but more in line with a well-deserved rest.

      If we shirk responsibilities simply because we cannot be bothered to do them, that is laziness.
      What may appear to be procrastination to some may actually be extra time taken to make a better informed decision, but no one else is going to do what is ours alone to do. I think the higher the degree of passion for our purpose, the more we are motivated to succeed.

      I will look forward to reading your post and helping you promote your book. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

      All the best!
      Bill

  3. I’m not a lazy person when it comes to blogging, learning, or doing work on the computer. However, I must admit I don’t exercise enough. I’m trying to change that, though.
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    • Hi Lorraine,
      For all you do, I don’t think anyone would accuse you of being lazy. At least you recognize within yourself what needs changing and are doing something about it. Enjoy your break!

      All the best,
      Bill

  4. I am not a lazy person. I usually am the one trying to get more done in a day than makes sense. I like your comments about core values honoring your integrity. So important to a meaningful life.

    • Hi Donna,
      I am much like you in this regard. I need ten lifetimes to achieve all I want to get done. 😉
      I think life is all about striking a happy balance. Yes, there are areas of our lives that laziness should never be invited.

      Have a terrific week!
      Bill

  5. Bidur Adhikari says:

    Yes, as you have put it Bill, it all come down to personal responsibility, soul care and keeping oneself charged by taking charge of one’s body, mind and soul.

    I remember John Maxwell – the people person – admitting unashamedly that he can’t stand people who are lazy!

    • Greetings Bidur,
      So nice to hear from you again. 🙂 Thank you for contributing your thoughts. Yes, I think on the other side of the coin, no one will want the responsibility of cleaning up after our laziness. Yes, I remember John saying as much at one of our team events.

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

  6. Your list about laziness described much of me.
    I am going to use these lines in my journal: “When you are fully engaged in your purpose, success is inevitable. BE on purpose and stay ON purpose!”
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  7. Hi Bill – I am definitely not lazy – as a matter of fact I tend to the other extreme and often have to schedule time out to do nothing.
    But I did print off this post – there were parts in the ‘spiritual laziness’ paragraph that I want to keep in front of me so I can refer to them – great reminders.
    Lenie

    • Hi Lenie,
      I’m like you, in this regard as well. There never seems to be enough time in a day to accomplish everything. I keep a scheduler on my iPhone.
      It’s a great way to keep on target with my goals. I’m glad that was meaningful to you Lenie. Thank you for adding to the conversation.

      Best Regards,
      Bill

  8. I am so thankful for each day as it is an opportunity. I am not lazy. I wish there was more hours in the day to do what I want to do. I am busy enjoying life to the fullest each day. Unplugging every now and then is a good thing and it is not a form of being lazy but taking the time to smell the roses.

    • Hi Arleen,
      I am grateful too for these 86,400 opportunities we call seconds. I want to make the most of them, as every one of them is a gift.
      I am finding that there are many people who, like you, and like me, strive to get the most of each day. As I respond to you, I am reminded of Henry David Thoreau’s words…

      “I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

      I agree with you, for sure. We all need some down time. Do have a great week!

      All the best!
      Bill

  9. I’ve never thought of myself as a lazy person…I’ve always felt a need to live a productive and purposeful life. But I think I may be guilty of some spiritual laziness…I feel like giving up on my dreams sometimes and I think I sometimes allow life to lead me rather than leading my life. But I have to say that I do have a deep and abiding commitment to your own personal integrity….truth, honesty. But I think you’ve raised some interesting point about spiritual laziness ythat we could probably all address. Thanks for the reminder:)
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    • Hi Jacquie,
      Thanks so much for adding to the conversation here. You certainly know yourself far better than I do, but let me offer you this… and you may have read this in a recent comment as well… John O’Donohue, in speaking “On The Secret Landscapes Of Imagination And Spirit” said,

      “There is an unseen life that dreams us. It knows our true direction and destiny. We can trust ourselves more than we realize and we need have no fear of change.”

      Perhaps allowing life to lead you is a good thing.

      Warm Regards,
      Bill

  10. The two charachteristics of people who succeed are determination and perseverance.

    Once in a while all human beings are lazy which is actually good for our health and well being. Sometimes it works for you because it’s better to do nothing than making the wrong move. Far too many people today reply instantly and without thinkging things through.

    • Hi Catarina,
      Yes, indeed. None of us are the Energizer Bunny. I agree with you entirely… we need time to rest and to be mindful.
      Have an enjoyable week!

      Bill

  11. Generally speaking , procrastination is not my problem. When it is, it gets down to what I like or don’t like… LOL. I do find that when I do the things I don’t like in the first part of the day, the day goes so much better because I don’t feel the burden of not doing those tasks. As you admitted, we are all human. With that, it’s important to remind ourselves to do a better job the next time. 🙂
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  12. Lazy? Not me. And if I do procrastinate, it is usually with good reason for which I am always pleasantly surprised.

    This question you asked, did give me pause to think: “Do you feel that you just can’t be bothered to give it your all any more?”

    A few weeks ago I hired a coach. We were talking about a particular focus I wanted to take. The thing is, where I am in life it is time to kind of coast. Not necessarily go full steam as usual, but instead, go forward in smarter ways. Thanks for asking that one Bill!

    As always, valuable insights.
    Patricia Weber recently posted…Top BS Facts about Introvert Experiences You Might Think Are TrueMy Profile

    • Hi Pat,
      If you recognize within yourself that you want to coast, I don’t see that as laziness at all, but as I expressed to Balroop, it is more in line with a well-deserved rest or a more meaningful change. When I went in the military at age seventeen, I learned that “skiving off”… or intentionally avoiding responsibility is strictly forbidden. To do so is laziness, as is the lack of motivation to do anything. I appreciate your kind words. Thank you!

      All the best for a great week ahead!
      Bill

  13. I have lazy days and I love them. Days where I do nothing at all. Days where the night comes way earlier than expected and then it is the next morning already. I have had days where the cookie jar is my constant companion. But in general I think I am pretty good at getting things done and getting where I want to go. Got that from my mother.
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    • Greetings Tim,
      I don’t envy you one bit… and you enjoy every one of them. 🙂 None of us are robots and we all need a break from everyday routines.
      Besides, you know what works best for you and how to get things done. Anyone who knows this isn’t lazy, but recognizes the value of personal time.
      Another happy reverie about your mother, I’m sure. 🙂

      Have a great week!
      Bill

  14. I tend to be quite the opposite of lazy as I am very much a type A personality. Nonetheless, I can relate to some of this as I feel you can be a hard motivated worker and still get in your own way. I was an actress for most of my life and I think working on myself as a “product” definitely helped me lose some connection to my true self. I think this is a very good reminder to get out of your own way and really go after your desires.

    • Hello Erica,
      Thank you for sharing from your experience. Getting in your own way, yes… I’ve done that myself.
      I can see how there would be some loss of connection. I agree with you… it’s important to fight for what’s important.

      Have a wonderful week!
      Bill

  15. Now I’m singing Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd in my head! It’s one of my favorites, so that’s OK. I’m not a lazy person in general, but I am a procrastinator. If it doesn’t have a deadline, it ain’t happening. That’s been especially difficult since I started working for myself, but it’s always worth it when I get something done, so I’m learning to be better. A work in progress…
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    • Hi Meredith,
      I’m laughing at that because I hadn’t heard of the song and needed to look it up. Guess I was busy in the military back then.
      I find what works really well is to schedule everything. You can monitor your productivity, be reminded to keep on track, and leave no room for laziness.
      You’re not alone… we are all a work in progress.

      Best Regards,
      Bill

    • I’m exactly like that, too. People have to give me a deadline, and I’ll make it happen.
      “Someday” just never exists, even if it’s something fun, like “let’s have a cup of coffee one day”.
      I’m like, ok, I’ll drink mine here and you wherever you are…

      My Mom (RIP) taught me to be creatively lazy and calculative: opt in for doing the bare minimum to get it done, so you’ll have more spare time for whatever it is that you rather did.
      I try to keep that in mind, so I never have to call myself “just lazy”…
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      • Hi Eve,
        You’re so right. That’s likely why someday comes after future in the dictionary. I think your Mom taught you well.
        I believe that our greatest happiness comes from doing the things we love. When we do, laziness isn’t even a consideration.

        All the best!
        Bill

  16. It’s hard to find the right balance, that much I know for sure. I value downtime because it’s necessary to recharge. What drains one person may very well invigorate the other. I do know my tendency is to procrastinate so I don’t have to start trying tasks, so I am go keep a schedule where the “icky” stuff get scheduled just like everything else.
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    • Hi Jeri,
      You make a great point. We all have different energy levels. What one person deems productive may be unacceptable to another.
      I find it help to schedule the important and urgent first, and work on the less important and less pressing matters later.
      Perhaps this strategy will work for you. Enjoy the rest of the week!

      Bill

  17. This article probably speaks to a lot of people. In this day and age many people are disconnected from what “hard work” really means. If it’s not easy or convenient then it’s not worth their time. However, most things in life that are worth our time require hard work so it’s unfortunate that laziness takes precedence over hard work.
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  18. I am one of the least lazy people I know. In fact, I should work at being lazier, but that is kind of a contradiction in and of itself, isn’t it? I admit, I am a workaholic. But, I also play hard. It’s hard for me to relax. I like to be on the go. My downtime is sitting outside with a glass of wine and watching the sunset on the mountains in my backyard. About 30 minutes or so a day. But that is about it. The rest of the time I am busy and enjoying it (mostly).
    Laurie Hurley recently posted…3 Mindset Blunders That May Be Holding You Back From SuccessMy Profile

    • Hi Laurie,
      Many people are just like you in this regard. I would rather be busy than bored. I need ten lifetimes to do all that I’m interested in. 🙂
      My wife spends her downtime the same way. We have a mountain beside and ahead of us. I appreciate learning more about you.

      All the best!
      Bill

  19. I am not lazy or much of a procrastinator. I make lists and gradually, everything gets done. Of course I do have preferences, but more importantly, I consciously choose how I will show up when I am doing what I am doing and I achieve this by setting an intention for the day, each morning when I meditate, as spiritual laziness, is something I am inclined toward without due diligence. Great post Bill.

    • Hi Michele,
      I like how you think. Being intentional, mindful meditation, and making conscious choices are the wise path to achievement.
      Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated. 🙂

      Bill

  20. To quote Marianne Williamson, ”Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I think it covers both laziness and procrastination. Sometimes we try on pretty shoes that won’t fit without realizing our feet were never measured. I like this post, William.
    Deidre M. Simpson recently posted…How to Recognize the American Dream (in Case You Missed It)My Profile

    • Hi Deidre,
      Thank you for sharing the quote. I think there are many fears based in inadequacy. In some cases, procrastination and laziness may simply serve as masks.
      Personally, I prefer to focus on growth. That’s a very wise observation about the shoes. Thank you for adding value to the conversation.

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

  21. I’m not lazy. I’m working way too much even though I retired 11 years ago. I got tired of being retired. I need to remind myself to take more leisure time because if I don’t I keep working long hours. I am self-employed. Nobody makes me do it.
    Beth Niebuhr recently posted…Vacation and BusinessMy Profile

    • Hi Beth,
      We’re in the same boat, different stream. 🙂 I’ve been retired for nearly 5 years, but do we ever really retire? I applaud you for doing what you enjoy.
      I know I won’t retire as long as I have dreams to fulfil and something to offer. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

      All the best!
      Bill

  22. Great post, Bill! I have no time to be lazy! I’m always so busy just trying to keep up with life. I really try to listen to the self within, and am working hard to simplify my life. But being a caregiver is my biggest job right now, and there is no way to reduce the workload or refocus there.
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    • Hi Doreen,
      Thank you for the kind words. Understanding your circumstances, as I have just learned about – you’re definitely not lazy.
      I empathize with you, and pray your husband will make a complete and speedy recovery to health.

      Warm Regards,
      Bill

  23. I don’t think I’m lazy — I’m actually a high energy person. That is the problem because I want to do too much and that’s not possible. Your post reminds me that I need to focus on what makes me the happiest in my personal life and most productive in my business life.
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    • Hi Jeannette,
      I think our personal drive and determination factors into how much we actually accomplish. Yes, indeed. Focus on what makes you happy. 🙂
      All the best for an enjoyable remainder of the week.

      Bill

  24. I’m glad I don’t have a laziness problem. I used to procrastinate a bit, but realized that I will never be able to make any power moves by doing that.
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  25. I am not lazy at all, but lately I have been wondering if I am too busy at times with no time for reflection. In do not believe in laziness of any form and I am highly competitive in doing anything. Is there a thin line between rest and laziness? Can I be lazy without guilt on a day that I am resting? Just that single dose of rest/laziness in the whole week when I do not want to do anything.

    • Hi Welli,
      You make a great point, as we all seem to be overly busy nowadays. When it comes down to it, we can regain our energy, but never the time we lose. If we are using our time wisely, even for rest when we need it, I do not consider that laziness, only healthy interest. If we shirk responsibilities when they ought to be fulfilled, or intentionally dismiss an obligation or stubbornly refuse it, I see that as laziness.

      All the best!
      Bill

  26. I can relate to this. There was a time where all I did was procrastinate when it came to my life. I was doing so many other things like being a parent, paying bills and trying to survive that I didn’t put any energy into finding my purpose. As time has gone on it became important to me to find me and what I truly wanted out of life. Because of that desire I do not procrastinate anymore.
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    • Hi Niekka,
      I think a smart reason for procrastinating is to gather information to be better informed. Putting off things indefinitely is a form of laziness.
      but moreso, I think laziness is a stubborn sort of mindset, a wilful intention that feeds the aversion to work. As you have stated, once you know your purpose, this issue is resolved. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Nice to learn more about you.

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

  27. All excellent points Bill! I have a very difficult time with people who don’t do what they say they’ll do. A whole lot of talk with rarely any action…and that leads me to believe that they’re spiritually lazy without much personal integrity…but with an active mouth. I don’t have time for that! (Which is why I got divorced!)

    For me personally, whether you label certain actions as being lazy or just procrastinating, I don’t like how I feel when I act that way. It is so much more satisfying to look back at the end of the day and know that I got all of ‘this’ done. And while I do like taking a day here or there to relax and recharge (and sometimes even call it a lazy day), I wouldn’t classify myself as lazy. I also think there’s a direct correlation to not being lazy and confidence.
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    • Hi Pamela,
      I’m with you on that one. It’s a real disappointment that human nature is such that people espouse integrity, but don’t live it.

      I think if we don’t feel good about being lazy, it’s because we inherently know that we are designed for greatness and we are not living up to it. I think rest is very important, and I also do not consider taking time out for yourself as laziness. That’s just being healthy.

      Thanks for adding value by sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated!
      Bill

  28. Wow Bill – this is another thought provoking post. I always tell myself that I am not lazy – well working full time and looking after the family keep me very active. Mind you I do have a tendency to avoid doing chores that I am not too keen on e.g gardening . Would you call that being lazy?

    • Hi Mina,
      It’s understandable. Working full time and being a full time Mom keeps you very busy. Putting off what needs doing is procrastination.
      Laziness is deciding to never garden again. 😉

      Warm Regards,
      Bill

  29. Thanks Bill. I really needed this because my drive to continue has hit a snag. It’s hard to keep going sometimes and words like yours and something I look forward to each week. I will try my best to clean out all the laziness from my life. Onward!
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    • Hi Carl,
      I’m glad this is helpful to you. You’re not alone. At various times, we all struggle with varying degrees of laziness.
      As you’ve inferred, we can be better by controlling the thoughts that keeps us as inert as a bump on a log.

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

      P.S. I left you a DM on Twitter.

  30. When I started blogging years back, I wake up so early to read new post, comment, make research on what I should update next but this day, things have changed and couldn’t help but I came to realized that; the reason for being laze this time around doesn’t go beyond the people am leaving close to. When people don’t understand what you are up to and probably what you are doing with your laptop always, they tends to discouraged you more than necessary instead of encouraging your effort and when you try to make make then understand what you are doing, I bet it; small percentage of them only understand what you mean and what you are trying to do.

  31. I’m a do it and get done kind of person. I find it so much easier that way… and there is the added advantage of not forgetting to do whatever task I’ve set 🙂 There are times when I feel lazy, it’s usually when I’ve done too much and burned myself out.
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    • Hi Debra,
      I am like-minded when it comes to taking action. With regards to your last statement, one of the recordings on a Harry Chapin album I have is a short audio where his father had informed him of two kinds of tired. I’ll tell you the gist of it. Bad tired is when you are burned out after giving in to the world’s demands, been treated like a carpet, and go to bed exhausted. Good tired is when you have done, at day’s end, all that you loved to do, gave of yourself in meaningful ways, and know that in your heart of hearts, that you did your best.

      Thank you for contributing to the conversation.

      May your burdens be light and your blessings heavy!
      Bill

  32. Laziness is a vision robber, and most importantly a destiny killer. I am a kind of person that never give up on anything I set my mind and hands to do, I get committed to that course day and night. No doubt there are times when I feel lazy which comes out of tiredness,

    As a Pastor, I must have to make sure that I am not slothful in business (blogging) and still very fervent in spirit serving God and His purpose on earth.

    • Greetings Emebu,
      Yes, I agree with you. Without a vision, the people perish. Bad habits, such as laziness and procrastination, rob us of our potential as well.
      When we intentionally focus our energy, time and attention on our goals, we are doing our best not to be lazy.

      Thank you for adding to the conversation.

      Bleesings!
      Bill

  33. Hi Bill,

    For me the problem would be the opposite of laziness. I was raised with a German work ethic, and I feel guilty if I’m not working almost every waking moment, seven days a week.

    One of the best investments I’ve ever made is my dog. My daughter pressed me into getting him, and I shall be eternally grateful. He insists I take almost a full hour off each day to walk him at the beach.

    – Cole
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