being lazy by doing too much

“There are different species of laziness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern style is like the one practiced in India. It consists of hanging out all day in the sun, doing nothing, avoiding any kind of work or useful activity, drinking cups of tea, listening to Hindi film music blaring on the radio, and gossiping with friends. Western laziness is quite different. It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so there is no time at all to confront the real issues. This form of laziness lies in our failure to choose worthwhile applications for our energy.”

– Sogyal Rinpiche.

I’m no productivity guru, but this is something worth hanging on your door to read every morning.  Another way of saying this its better to spend 2 hours per day on the hugely important stuff that you’re avoiding then 8 to 10 hours on unimportant things.  This would result in one very happy client, boss.

This doesn’t always happen of course. I am guilty of this, are you?

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3 Responses to “being lazy by doing too much”


  1. 1 Shaila February 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

    of course, but we can’t forget the importance of being idle!

  2. 3 Shaila February 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    indeed.. one of many!


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