Get off your ASS!

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The title is more for me probably than it is for you.

Those of you who follow the blog regularly know that I typically post on Monday and Thursday.  It’s Friday afternoon and I am just now getting to the blog.

I haven’t been a slug it’s just that I have been busy.  But like most people I need someone to stick their finger in my face and tell me to get off my ass.

In the previous blog entry I talked about being productive.  I believe more and more that a happy and fulfilled life is tied to productivity.

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Side Note: Yes, I realize that being happy and fulfilled is more than being productive.  Over the past six blog entries I have been writing about what it takes to have a happy and fulfilled life.  First was Purpose, second was People and now Productive.

Obviously the opposite of being productive is being lazy.

Now before I get too far down the road of laziness….  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

As I was saying, before I get too far down the road of laziness it’s important to note that there is nothing wrong with having times where you just take it easy, veg out, or couch potato.

There are some days where you just want to get away.  This is a very cute video of two toddlers singing the “Lazy Song”.

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These times of R & R are designed to rejuvenate us for more productive things.

But we all know that at some point we cross a mysterious yet powerful line where our time of rest begins to suck the life out of us.

Our ambition is being syphoned off and we end up a black hole of emptiness.

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An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
-  Sophie Kerr
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The really sad (and scary) thing about laziness is that after a while we begin to support our habit of laziness.

We have excuses for why we are not engaged or we place blame on someone or something.

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Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.
-  Doug Coupland
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All I know is that regardless of how much you think you like doing nothing… you will like the reward of feeling productive more.

But as I said in the last blog entry – The less you do, the less you do.

Pretty soon we become trapped.  The only way out is action.

So in other words – Get off your ASS!

Whew… I need a rest.

See you on Monday.

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