Lazy doesn’t just mean having a hard time getting up in the morning. It comes in many different forms. You can be too lazy to actually go to bed at night. You can be too lazy to write a letter to someone, pick up flowers for your wife, call your lonely uncle, or visit your elderly neighbor.
Lazy does not just mean someone who acts relaxed and slow all the time. You can even be lazy and work 18 hours a day. Someone who occupies himself with trivial, meaningless tasks is not acting slow or relaxed, but they are still being lazy. One can spend their whole life serving customers at the bakery, or finding beds for bochurim in the Irv, and yet they are still being lazy.
How so? By being lazy they refuse to take the positive yet uncomfortable steps to better their lives and the lives of their families for whom they are responsible for. It seems safe and cozy to continue doing the familiar work they have been doing, but in reality all they are being is lazy. And scared.
It’s scary to make a move that will change everything. Who knows if it will work? What will other people say? Does my wife approve of it? Doesn’t my family/friends expect better from me? Isn’t it too scary? What will happen when…
So many objections. They all seem valid. But ultimately, its about time to call it what it really is – laziness. Get up off the couch of your comfort zone, and do something that makes you sweat. Prove to yourself that you really can do more – and do it well. Give yourself a chance like you never had before. And defeat the lazy side of you forever.Tweet
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