I enjoy hearing the excuses people tell themselves for not attempting to learn or do something.
For myself, I fear the lack of perfection. This causes procrastination and the occasional bout with depression and frustration. I battle through these feelings because I want the outcome, even if it isn’t perfect.
I recently heard a new excuse: “I didn’t learn that because I didn’t want to become lazy.”
This person chose to not learn something because it was a perceived shortcut and could have led to laziness.
All I heard was an excuse.
Laziness is usually the result of inaction of any classification, not shortcuts. I say try the shortcut, learn it, be it, do it, because you will get to know two things even faster: 1) How much you don’t know; and 2) What you need to do next.
Don’t fear becoming lazy.
Fear the lack of action.