Monday, March 24, 2008

Is laziness a virtue or a vice?

I was always convinced that laziness is a vice. However, after our Toastmasters meeting last Wednesday, i started to doubt it.
Bohdan, one of our Toastmasters, have delivered a speech with the interesting message - laziness is good, you just need to know how to use it. Never thought that being lazy can actually help you become effective at work? Maybe his speech was so well done that he managed to alter my attitude about laziness. Here are some of the tips Bohdan shared with us:

  • Delegate your work to someone else

  • Don't rush to do the task, if you wait sometime, it may won't be needed anymore

  • Automate routine work (this might take some creative thinking)
Maybe I should try that, will see how effective my work will get. Although so far procrastination did no good to me but added up more stress....

1 comment:

  1. Too bad I missed that speech. Those points make a lot of sense to me. I had a lot of trouble getting started in delegating tasks. I guess I wasn't lazy enough. Now I delegate and cycle at lunch much more often. :)