Don’t be Lazy
January 6, 2009
No one really wants to work, especially when the work is someone else’s and moves you toward a goal that has nothing to do with what your life is about.
It’s easy to feel lazy when you don’t find any purpose in what you’re doing.
Money soon loses its power to motivate you. Money is like that. Pursuing it makes you crazy.
Even if you grab the brass ring on the merry-go-round, you can sometimes feel pretty stupid that, after winning a meaningless symbol, you are still going around in circles, still pleasing others.
What can anything mean, really mean, that is not of yourself?
You’re never lazy when you do what you love, although sometimes you’re just afraid and push the work you love away. You’re only afraid of the right work because you don’t want to discover unpleasant truths about yourself. The right work tells on you.
It can reveal that you are not as competent as you would like to be.
Or not as talented, and that you are really going to have to work at your success.
Or not as special, and that you have nothing very earth-shattering to say.
Or not as original, and that you have a lot of growing to do.
Join the club. If you risk doing what you are supposed to do, you may make a sad discovery that you are not as good as you had hoped, but you also may find that you are not as bad as you had feared.
Your life started a long time ago. Are you on the right road? Are you doing what you want to be doing?
Now what is all this laziness about?
I seek my life’s work, my being and purpose.
I am not afraid to discover my worth, for I already love myself.