There’s a difference though. There’s a fine line between being lazy and being unmotivated.
See whereas being unmotivated means you aren’t willing to budge at all. Being lazy means you will move….just very, very slowly.
Being unmotivated means you’ll never get it done. Being lazy means you’ll get it done EVENTUALLY.
Laziness is about practicality. It’s about fueling innovation. It’s about minimizing effort and maximizing results, a phrase I say all the time, but seriously to be lazy is to have the ability to get things done efficiently, not worry, and take things slow.
We’re gonna take a look at today what laziness is compared to unmotivation and perhaps how to “motivate” yourself to be lazy. And without further ado, let’s dive…right into it.
That’s right. Contrary to popular belief, if you are lazy, you do get shit done. You just sort of…take your time to make it happen. Slow n’ steady.
A lazy person values quality over punctuality. It’s as simple as that. While it may not get done by the due date or expected time or whatever, it will get done..EVENTUALLY.
Being unmotivated, on the other hand, means you never get shit done. Not tomorrow. Not later. Never.
While unmotivated, you put it off and put it off that thing you need to get done or goal you wish to complete, not because you have the intention of getting it done at all but because you simply don’t have the willpower to make it actually happen.
You make excuses for yourself. You “wind up” doing shit you didn’t plan on doing, like watching Netflix instead of writing up that paper.
Look man, if you wanna watch Netflix instead of write that paper (or whatever project or task you’ve been putting off) that’s totally cool.
What’s not cool though is doing it unwillingly. You don’t lie around on the couch because you WANT to, you do it because you can’t control yourself.
What I’m getting at here, and again another phrase I like to repeat at times is that you must PROCRASTINATE WITH PURPOSE.
Put off things with intention. Wait ‘til later with some sort of determination to do so. Not because you can’t find it in yourself to actually do it.
That’s not being lazy. That’s being unmotivated.
If you’re sittin’ around doing nothing when you actually want to be getting things done instead of doing that, uhhh hello? You’re not lazy, you’re just fucking unmotivated as shit.
I know I put things bluntly here. But seriously, man, get a grip. You need to stop calling yourself lazy and admit you don’t have the inner-motivation to do things.
But that’s okay. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, right? And I’m here to help.
Why? Well because I was in your shoes!
I was that unmotivated bastard who easily got called “lazy” because you know what? I simply would not get shit done.
But I realized. I realized “Hey, you know what? I’m gonna still get shit done, but I’m gonna find an easy way to do it and I’m gonna take my time to do it too!”
And that’s sort of the mindset you want to adopt here. In a word “Eventually”
Eventually you’ll get there. Eventually you’ll make it happen. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But eventually.
And I don’t mean to just say that word. I don’t mean to use “eventually” or “later” as some sort of an excuse to get out doing it at all.
I mean it. Eventually.
Make it happen at some point. When? Who cares!
But make it fucking happen, you hear!?
Damn! I’m telling ya, you don’t have to “get up off your lazy ass”. You just have to stop discouraging yourself from actually doing it -- that goal you’ve been putting off for months, maybe even years.
Stop the self-talk of “I don’t know if I really can” and start thinking “I will eventually”. And MEAN IT!
Feeling like a Loser does NOT make you Lazy
Being lazy is for fucking winners. Winners are lazy people. I’m telling you. Look at all the billionaires.
Are they the ones schlepping 9 to 5? Are they the ones working the coal mines? Are they the ones grinding their freaking asses off?
Hell to the no.
You know what they’re doing?
Sittin’ on their damn fancy yacht sippin cold cocktails.
Yeah. That’s about as lazy as you can get.
You see though, they get other people to do the work for them. They get their money to do the work for them.
You have to believe this. You really have to believe that if you can’t personally make it happen, you can find and lead people who are capable and willing.
You’re just one person. And even if you were the most diligent human being on earth, you’d still be limited to what one single individual can accomplish alone.
Big things happen with big groups of people. That’s how the people at the top did it, sittin’ back n tellin’ people what they want done. They did it. So can you.
And you may think “Oh well I’m not really good with people.”
See what you’re doing dude? That ain’t lazy. That ain’t shy. That’s just some sort of self esteem issue.
You have to stop giving a FUCK about what other people think of you. That’s really the core of the issue here. You’re too self conscious about other people’s opinions.
Who cares what they think! That’s just like, their opinion man.
You have to be willing to hear disagreement and face rejection. It really ain’t a big deal. Stop making it out to be one.
And I ain’t sayin you have to be this highly charismatic playboy or whatever. You just gotta know some social basics.
I recommend listening to radio. Just listen. You’ll naturally catch on to a good flow of conversation and how to have one.
And that’s really all leadership is -- having conversation with people, relating to them, and being able to suggest what will get done and how.
You’re demanding about it. You’re not a rude belligerent boss. You’re just laid back, calm, and respectful.
Calm. That’s kind of the key to handling social situations. Just relax, dude. The only reason you may be experiencing any sort of social anxiety is because you’re not being present.
You’re in your own head. You’re thinking about what other people are thinking of you, how you look, how you sound.
Quit yo worryin, boss. Take a deep breath and lead people like a boss. You are a boss. You’re a winner. Let that idea sink in your head. It’ll help you relax, when your nerves are feeling on edge about approaching people.
Saying to Yourself “Can’t or Won’t Does NOT Make You Lazy
Again, dude, that’s called being unmotivated.
“Can’t” or “Won’t” are not part of procrastin8r’s dictionary.
You gotta cut those sort of negative words out of your life. Seriously, forget ‘em. I can’t do this. I won’t do that. Stop.
You need to chill. Nothing’s a big deal. Everything can be done one little step at a time. Everything can be done eventually.
Look man, I know sometimes things get hard. Things don’t always go your way and it makes it difficult to even try.
Trying is part of the lazy process. Try. You know what that means, don’t you?
It means putting in a half assed effort .After all, half ass is better than no ass, am I right?
Take your time. Slow n’ steady. But never say never. You can’t say can’t. And you won’t say won’t. Capeesh?
Alright. I think we covered enough here today, and I hope you have a better understanding on the differences between being unmotivated and being lazy.
And hey, you were at least motivated enough to read up until this point, so that’s saying something.
Just remember, that the next time you’re feeling that aching feeling of not being able to do something that it’s all good. You can do it. Just take your time and make do…eventually!
Take it easy,