Before we dive any deeper into the Lazy Mindset, it is important to establish a bit of a clarification here.
A lazy person stimulates their mind and body in the way that they want to. They learn the things that they feel like learning about, not what is required by class. They work on the projects that they want to work on, not what is required by their boss.
Being lazy means you do what you want, when you want. You do what you feel like doing, even if you’re doing nothing, or at least projecting the image of doing nothing -- do seemingly nothing.
Being unmotivated means you don’t do anything, whether you want to or not. You simply waste time. It’s not seemingly doing nothing, it’s actually doing nothing. You settle for simple answers and refuse to learn new things; you stop exploring. You don’t work on any projects at all, whether you have to get it done for someone or desire to complete it as a personal project.
Laziness is having a focus on minimizing work. Unmotivation is having confusion on what to do with your life or how to do it. Laziness is acting passive. Unmotivation is acting just completely unresponsive and dormant. Laziness is putting in as little effort as possible and still getting things done. Unmotivation is putting in absolutely no effort at all.
(Unmotivation. I’m coining that term, by the way, meaning lack of motivation. Shakespeare invented words, so can I. Also, I’m too lazy to come up with a synonym.)
You want to be a procrastinator, but not a complete bum. You want to be someone that “seems lazy but still gets shit done,” not someone who “doesn’t do shit.” You want to be someone who is laid back about getting work done, someone who doesn’t stress out about it or gets too hectic about it, not someone who doesn’t get any work done at all.
Procrastinators earn success in life by taking the easy way to get there, while bums go absolutely no where.
The fact that you’re reading a blog on how to be lazy, tells me you’r e on the right path. See, you’re reading and learning material that interests you. You’re reading what you want to and aren’t necessarily concerned about what you OUGHT to be reading otherwise. Oh and you are certainly not just sitting there twiddling your thumbs or sleeping, like a bum.
You are, quite simply, motivated to do nothing, or like I said, seemingly do nothing, as opposed to unmotivated to do anything at all.
Now I’m not saying that if you should quit your job or drop out of school tomorrow. Firstly, you have to adapt the right mental attitude. Second, you have to establish a strong lazy nest before you even consider taking that step,
You have to make sure the sofa is comfy and big enough before you dive right into it. In other words, your lazy lifestyle has to be able to pay your bills and keep food on the table.
Quitting at this point would mean you’re acting like a bum; it would mean you’re being unmotivated.
Just like everything else, laziness is good in moderation. Laziness is the tool that is going to get you to success.
You want to aim to be as lazy as possible and to be a passive procrastinator, but eventually you’ll see that as just a stepping stone for what you really want to become.
For now, embrace your procrastination habits, but just know that there is an extreme that you should avoid.
I’ll get into understanding the extremities of laziness in a later blog.
Until then stay motivated...to do nothing!