People think laziness is just when you don’t want to do something, and you need to overcome it with hard work. The reality is that laziness is bending your whole perspective on the world.
Be cautious of the people you follow and consider if what they’re saying sounds like something you want to hear or something you need to hear.
We want to hear: We can outsource our social media ad campaigns.
We don’t want to hear: Gary Vaynerchuk says we need to manage it ourselves.
We want to hear: we just have a motivation problem.
We don’t want to hear: Truthcake says it is only part of the overall problem with creating something new.
We want to hear: we can create multiple sources of income.
We don’t want to hear: Warren Buffet says we need to focus our income on one thing before moving on to the next.
We want to hear: we have the resources to be passionate in multiple things and don’t need to focus on just one.
We don’t want to hear: Tai Lopez says you’re likely only good at one thing only.
We want to hear: we can be the person that has a respected opinion on everything.
We don’t want to hear: Jack Ma (CEO Alibaba) says he won’t give an opinion on Bitcoin because it’s outside his scope.
We want to hear: the jack of all trades will show up in the Google search results.
We don’t want to hear: Google displays sites that are extremely specialized because they know that’s what searchers want.
We want to hear: you can buy real estate with no money down.
We don’t want to hear: John T Reed says you need to have some serious cash on hand for the majority to succeed in real estate.
On one side, you already know much of the stuff deep down (you knew it takes money to make money, and you aren’t likely the next Leonardo diVinci that can excel at everything). But it’s also easy to be erroneously jaded and believe that down deep you “know” it’s also hopeless (this isn’t accurate either). Usually, when someone is saying something that’s accurate, it requires effort and most people don’t want to do anything that requires effort.
The reason why hopelessness is also an attractive ideology is that hopeless requires NO EFFORT.
Why try to do anything? It’s hopeless! Give up…Relax. That sounds like no effort to me. If you have a belief on something, consider if it’s the “lazy” side of the coin or not. Hopelessness is on the lazy side of the spectrum vs the less lazy idea to read every TruthCake article and discover the secrets to self improvement.
It’s the same thing as why you want a 3 step process to becoming a rock legend and not the 3,253 step process. The 3,253 process is actually easier as shown in this post, BUT 3,253 sounds like more effort…which sort of sounds harder. Effort and difficulty aren’t always the same thing.
Models are the secret to knowing where reality is. If someone else is doing it, you likely can too.
If you hear that it’s possible to make stunning websites without learning how to code, and you’re wondering, “Is that true?” Simply consider 3 questions:
1) Does this sound like the less effort or more effort side of reality?
2) Consider if you believe it’s true because of either a) It’s actually likely to be true factually, or b) It sounds easier than the more likely high-effort alternative
3) Do we have any models / heroes doing it already?