I’m a man of simple pleasures. Good books to keep the mind active and exposed to fresh ideas. Music that I can enjoy and relax to when needed. And also doing things with as little extra effort then required. Or sometimes referred to as taking the path of the least resistance. Why push a boulder up a hill if you don’t have to?
One of my favourite quotes by Bill Gates touches on this very topic and I think it illustrates perfectly the mindset that I try to apply to my daily life.“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”Bill Gates
Lazy seems to have a negative association in today’s society and coupled often with the image of someone laying in a hammock and snoozing the day away while avoiding more important work.
The word originates from the 1540s word lasey whose original definition was someone that was “verse to labor, action, or effort“. And despite the modern-day connection with the word idle and the associated images that it brings to mind. I’m happy to associate myself with at least part of the original definition.
Because like I say. Why do something the hard way if you don’t need to?Read More