January 22, 2018

Below is a lesson from Seth Godin’s blog on the modern laziness, as well as our key learning.

The Blue Courage team is dedicated to continual learning and growth.  We have adopted a concept from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why team called “Learn, Share, Grow”.  We are constantly finding great articles, videos, and readings that have so much learning.  As we learn new and great things, this new knowledge should be shared for everyone to then grow from.

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Modern laziness

The original kind of lazy avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a ditch, organize a warehouse or clean the garage.

Modern lazy avoids emotional labor. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key question, not caring about those in need or not digging in to ship something that might not work. Lazy is having an argument instead of a thoughtful conversation. Lazy is waiting until the last minute. And lazy is avoiding what we fear.

Lazy feels okay in the short run, but eats at us over time.

Laziness is often an option, and it’s worth labelling it for what it is.

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/12/modern-laziness.html

Key Learnings:

  • Modern laziness – avoids emotional labor – Not asking key questions, not caring, not experimenting.
  • Lazy is having arguments instead of meaningful conversations
  • Lazy is procrastination
  • Lazy is avoiding what we fear
  • Laziness will eat at us over time