I would not consider myself a lazy person. In fact, I have been described as a "workaholic." So it was a surprise when I realized that laziness had affected some parts of my life. It had even begun to affect my goals and dreams.
This is often the case when the demands of your life go up. I used to be able to knock out my extensive To-Do lists with very little structure. I wandered from one job to the next, finishing at my pleasure. However, as new doors began to open for me, this lack of structure stopped working. I ran out of time at the end of the week. I began to have to "wing it" in my talks and writing. I was always rushing to get yesterday's stuff done today.
Surprised by laziness
I didn't feel lazy. I was traveling, speaking, and writing more than ever had before. However, in one of our senior staff meetings, a young man had the courage to tell me, ''Michael, all your talks and writing lately seem ...1