Almost everyone has been brainwashed to accept (and pay lip
service to) the fallacious premise that hard work is necessary in order to be
successful. But the overwhelming evidence suggests the contrary, that hard work
has nothing to do with success and is actually counterproductive. If hard work
is supposed to produce success, then it would stand to reason that everyone who
works hard should be successful. But that is far from the case. Most people who
work hard never come close to being successful. In fact, most hard workers have
a much higher incidence of non
There is a better way. That better way is, of course, The Lazy Way.
Instead of success resulting from hard work, the opposite is true, that success is inversely proportional to hard work. In other words, more success comes the less you work. The catch is in finding the proper way of avoiding work. When you find that proper way, you are able to do less and accomplish more.
I have suggested in previous posts that those delicious and highly effective ways of doing less reveal themselves when you are blissfully avoiding work. You can avoid work in any number of fruitful ways. Doing that which you are passionate about is a wonderful way to avoid work. Another recommended method of avoiding work is having a ball “playing” with a concept or a project.
Yet, folks are so programmed into believing hard work has value that they accuse me of using semantics to advance my argument. They say that when I suggest that play or fun or passion are the ways to achieve success, I am really just renaming “hard work” and calling it “play” or “fun” or “passion” instead. They maintain that I am not saying anything other than “hard work is necessary for success.”
All I can do is sigh. Hard work has clearly atrophied their
brains rendering them incapable of discriminating thought. These hard work
advocates refuse to entertain the possibility that another approach may be
better. If an argument is compelling (such as mine, for example) they either
condemn it as heresy (or some other crude expression) or they cram it under their
“hard work” umbrella. They apparently see no difference between slaving away at
a mindless, pointless, stultifying job and advancing an exhilarating, laugh
When folks lump play, fun, and passionate pursuits in with
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Unfortunately I have not been able to find a single suitable word in the English language to describe what I am talking about. I use the word “lazy” but, except for a few enlightened souls who see the cosmic value contained within that word, laziness is generally regarded as a strictly negative trait. To fill this void, I have tried to create phrases that come close to what I am driving at. Some examples are smart lazy, effective lazy, and foxy lazy (for Jimi Hendrix fans). The definition for this powerful insight into laziness would be the ability to avoid work, yet still be able to get the job done and become wildly successful as a result.
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tired of wasting all my precious time
You’ve got to be all mine, all mine
Here I come
I’m coming to get ya
Ah, Jimi, I miss you.