The Lamentable Legacy of Laziness

Do you know what the seven deadly sins are? According to the Catholic Church, they are: pride, sloth, gluttony, anger, envy, avarice, and lust. Sloth? What’s that? No, it’s not a monkey that hangs upside-down from a tree. It’s just another word for laziness, idleness, indolence, or sluggishness. Do you know what a deadly sin is? (They’re also known as …

Am I going to hell because I’m lazy?

Do you know what the seven deadly sins are? According to the Catholic Church, they are: pride, sloth, gluttony, anger, envy, avarice, and lust. Sloth? What’s that? No, it’s not a monkey that hangs upside-down from a tree. It’s just another word for laziness, idleness, indolence, sluggishness, or acedia. Do you know what a deadly sin is? (They’re also known …

The lazy rest without comfort and sleep without peace of mind

This article is in response to a reader’s e-mail. I have shortened her message and numbered her points, and will answer her questions or comment on her statements, point by point. She writes, “I just read your article on overcoming laziness (http://www.personal-development.com/chuck/laziness.htm). I’m a woman in my fifties and will be starting a new job tomorrow. I have never been …

If you don’t make things happen, things will happen to you

A reader asks, “I was wondering if you had any concrete ways to begin the process of overcoming laziness and recapturing motivation. I realize that I have been dealing with laziness. There is an underlying anxiety that keeps me from getting going. With time it has transformed into a hazy, non-living lifestyle where I manage to only do the bare …