I’m going to go against conventional thinking and declare that it’s ok to be lazy. No, I’m not just talking about being lazy for an afternoon or a weekend, I’m talking about being lazy as a way of life. We are not required to be productive or responsible. There’s no law that states we must set goals or seek to improve ourselves. In fact, we can choose to be lazy and do as little as possible, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s perfectly ok to be lazy!
However, if do we choose to be lazy, we must adjust our expectations accordingly.
Being lazy in our focus and efforts doesn’t lead us anywhere significant. Great accomplishments s aren’t achieved, goals aren’t realized, and fulfilling lives aren’t lived on the back of laziness.
This reality presents a problem only if we have high expectations for our life. Heck, even if our expectations in life are modest or average, they still require initiative, which is the complete opposite of laziness. It is only when we do not have any expectations from life that laziness becomes a viable option.
Where we get into trouble is when our expectations are coupled with laziness. We can’t be both lazy and successful at the same time (unless our desire is to be successful at being lazy) because these two things don’t travel in the same circles. Ambition and laziness don’t know each other, and achievement and laziness are total strangers!
When our ambitions collide with laziness, we have a decision to make: Do we lower our expectations or bid laziness adieu?
I vote that we choose the latter.