I am lazy and you should be to

I say this often, but rarely enough. I am extremely lazy.

Always have been, always will be. I think you should be too. Here is why.

Laziness doesn’t prevent me from doing the things I want, instead, it makes me question the things I don’t want to do.
Being lazy helped me understand if the task was valuable or not. If the task was not, well, then it was not worth the effort. It made it easier for me to say no, remember, I didn’t want to do it in the first place. This will help you become more effective.

When I was a developer, my laziness helped me automate a great part of my work. There were a lot of boring tasks that I didn’t want to do, so I would automate them. If they were recurring tasks, well, like a friend of mine told me:

If I need to do it more than once I will write a program to do it for me

This can help you to become more efficient.

Laziness has been my friend since I started doing talks and workshops. I hate writing slides, but I don’t mind making them a picture. Instead of slides filled with text, most of my slides are images that help with the narrative. I became less boring (at least I hope).
Laziness helped me to focus on what matters by not doing what doesn’t.

Laziness is my friend and can be your friend too.



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