Laziness. We all feel it. We’ve all experienced it. It’s something that really isn’t that foreign to most of us. But why do we struggle with it so often? Some of us, due to our laziness, choose to go on the internet, watch tv or a movie, instead of doing what actually needs to get done. Others choose to sleep or go play sports instead of taking care of their responsibilities.
We all have times of laziness. But where does laziness originate from? Why is it so easy to be lazy?
The dictionary defines “lazy” as being “unwilling to work or use energy.”
My wife and I have an arrangement – If one of us cooks, then the other person has to clean up. As a result, there are often many times when I, full of laziness, don’t want to clean up even though it was my wife who cooked. However, just because I don’t want to clean up doesn’t mean that I don’t do it – I eventually get to it.
But one time when I was trying to coax my wife into cleaning the dishes, she came back with a statement that cut through my heart and is, when you think about it, pure genius. She said,
“Laziness is not a condition, it’s a choice.”
Perhaps the thing that separates greatness from mediocrity is a simple choice.
What choice are you making?