There’re three types of people. There’re those who take laziness as a mood. A mere, temporary state of mind they make themselves come out of, if they will themselves to. It comes, stays for a short time and goes. And if it persists, and they know they have work to do, they shake themselves out of it and get on with the grind.
Then there’s that percentage that refuses to have the adjective associated with them in any way. They’re literally in denial. And it may even be that most people around them tell them they are lazy, but they’ve won’t see the truth, and they usually have a list of excuses for why they didn’t study when they were supposed; or get the marks they were aiming to get. Which, at the end of the day, are simply excuses. The mistake they make is they are constantly refusing to take ownership of their unflattering flaw, when they could be using that same energy to work on fixing it.
Then there's us; the special cases, smh*
We are the ones that know, for sure, we have a problem. But somehow, we’ve sprinkled it with glitters and we see it as sort of glamorous. And the funniest thing it does, is that it brings us a kind of misplaced, subtle pride.
If you're one of us, welcome. You'll find this quite helpful in helping you start off on the road to change.
If not, why not read on anyways? It may prove useful as a deterrent in the likely case that you get tempted to join us. Our group is enticing,
I’ve heard, and even given the same response myself, someone reply with “Because I’m lazy’’ when asked why they didn’t do something. Now, I understand, we poke fun at this subject all the time. Maybe this was said in jest, I don’t know. What I do know is, there’s a point where saying I’m lazy is not funny anymore, and quite frankly unacceptable. Important exams for instance. Which soul would have the courage to tell their parent or teacher that after failing at that?
“I failed because I was feeling lazy to study for that test.’’ Yoh! The whooping you’d get for this!
What point am I making?
It’s that while we get a laugh or two out of calling each other, and ourselves especially lazy, if you know in your heart that you really, really are lazy, you need to know when to draw the line and not allow yourself to get away with an excuse that flimsy.
And you better figure it out now, lest it costs you. If it hasn't already.