Updated: Jun 24
Laziness plagues us all.
Everyone at some point will feel lazy and unmotivated to get stuff done.
Successful people will get through their lazy days.
Every successful person you look up to has felt lazy, but do you respect them for their laziness? No, you don't. You respect them for their work ethic, and how they dealt with their laziness to keep working hard.
Many successful people have their own philosophy on how to deal with laziness, and here are 10 quotes from successful and well-known people on how they thought of laziness, and why they should push through the lazy days:
“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” - Anne Frank
“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” - Norman Vincent Peale
“You can have the results you want, or you can have excuses. You can’t have both.” - Clyde Lee Dennis
“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” - Charles Dickens
“Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time,’ is to say, ‘I don’t want to.’” - Lao Tzu
“Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues.” - Benjamin Franklin
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” - Pablo Picasso
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” - Nelson Mandela
“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you; I don’t want to understand you.” - Kobe Bryant
Oh God Almighty, I seek refuge with You from worry, grief, incapacity, laziness, cowardice and miserliness, being heavily in debt and being overcome by men." - Prophet Muhammad ﷺ