I get correspondence all the time asking me for a cure for laziness. That’s like asking me for a cure for beauty. Or a cure for wealth. If someone is lucky enough to be blessed with the gift of laziness, he or she should definitely enjoy it and exploit it. It is a quality to be coddled, nurtured, and developed. If correctly utilized, laziness is a one way ticket to great success.
In my world view, there are two kinds of laziness – both
The second kind elevates basic laziness to an even higher
level, if you can believe such a thing could be possible. With this type of
laziness, work is still avoided at all costs. However, by skillfully avoiding
work, even to the ultimate degree of doing nothing at all, one still accomplishes
everything he or she wants. Now this is the supreme form of laziness. Doing
nothing yet accomplishing everything.
Those proficient in this sophisticated form of laziness are
responsible for most advances in society. These are the people who know that when
something needs to be accomplished, there is always a way that not only involves
much less work but is also cheaper, safer, faster, more fun, more lucrative, and
more effective. And these heroically lazy folks find that way.
It is crucial to understand this next point: You will rarely
find those magical lazy ways if you are hard at work. These super
Sadly, some work
Alas, I know I will not be able to convince these folks that they are betting on the wrong horse. But someone has to stand up and speak the truth and hopefully some people will hear it. So here goes:
- Laziness is great. Hard work is a fraud.
- Laziness is incandescently fabulous.
Hard work is unnecessary, counter
-productive, a waste of time, unhealthy, unpleasant, boring, mind -numbing, anti -evolutionary, ignorant, uncreative, inefficient, and ineffective among many other traits too hideous to mention.
- Laziness opens the door to great success. The only thing that hard work is good for is perpetuating poverty.
If you want to be successful, you have to find a way to accomplish more by doing less. Start by buying a hammock. Then use it to locate your competitive edge.