Hmm so can you? Is it even possible to be lazy and ambitious simultaneously?
Or are they two polar opposites that can't coordinate together?
Can you ever be goal-oriented and slothful af?
Or is the slothfulness gonna hold you back from your goals?
The quick answer is...
...and it's called Couch Ambition.
Ambition (like the normal ambition we hear about every day) is often associated with a Nike "Just Do It" or a Larry the Cable Guy "Git R' Dun!" mindset
Ya know, it's like a get it done now, ask questions and think about what you're doing later, sort of attitude.
I'd notion that ambition is not this blind rush moving forward, rather a FOCUS on doing what you want.
You can choose to frantically move as quick as possible toward what you want or you can take your time and procrastinate.
You can make the decision to try hard and keep trying and keep pushing and keep going, stretching yourself thin of energy and resources until you burn out or go broke. Or you can be lazy, or, more euphorically, act resourcefully and strategically, allowing you to invest put in the least amount of time and effort in doing so.
You can either have Work Ambition or Couch Ambition.
But either way, you can be ambitious.
Ambition is simply focus and is NOT hard work.
Your couch is a place of comfort.
Thus, when you embrace Couch Ambition, you are focused on your goal while simultaneously minimizing effort and maximizing results, as well as comfort and happiness.
On the other hand if you embrace Work Ambition, you are focused on your goal while simultaneously maximizing both effort and results and minimizing comfort and happiness (as well as health and sanity).
You certainly achieve things a lot faster with Work Ambition than with Couch Ambition but the toll it takes on your mind and body is debatable if it's worth it.
Besides, getting things done fast is not something we procrastinators see a benefit in or enjoy.
I suppose you have to decide if you are an impatient or patient person. And since you consider yourself lazy, like me, I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're pretty patient.
So embrace your Couch Ambition and don't recklessly charge into goals.
Just be calm and take it easy.
One step. One nap. At a time.
Lead and get other people to do most of the hard work for you.
Learn and automate the tedious repetitive tasks.
Focus on doing what doesn't feel like "doing".
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