- On December 14, 2017
The original definition of lazy was about a person who avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a garden, too lazy to organise a working bee or too lazy to clean the garage.
The modern lazy person also avoids emotional labour. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key questions, the laziness of not caring about those in need or the laziness of not caring about how you do your work.
Emotional laziness is also about having an argument instead of a thoughtful conversation. Laziness is about waiting until the last minute. And laziness is avoiding what we fear.
As you take a well earned break over the holiday season, take some time out to reflect on how modern laziness may be holding you back from performing better.
What are you avoiding because of your fears?
How does leaving things to the last minute impact on your performance?
How many arguments can you avoid if you took the time to have more thoughtful conversations?
What can you do to raise your hand and ask better questions?
How can you care about how you do your work?
How can you care for those in need?
As we can improve our physical strength by exercising and being less lazy, so too can we improve our emotional laziness by thinking and acting differently in 2018.
We wish you all the best for the holiday of the year – enjoy the fresh air and fun times with family and friends.
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