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Most Men Are Lazy!

Most Men Are Lazy!

By Jamie Matthewman
April 29th, 2013

Most Men Are Lazy

Courtesy of Igizmo

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing” Theodore Roosevelt

Some men won’t like this, but when it comes down to the crunch, most men really are lazy, untrained to put in the kind of commitment and dedication that’s required to create the life they dream about. So it stays just that.

It isn’t that we necessarily mean to be and it’s an innocent choice in most cases because we’ve got it too easy. We have become too comfortable and afraid of going against what we know. Trapped in a life that’s predictable, which doesn’t require us to really push ourselves. But as you might be experiencing, the mundane saps the joy out of life.

Most Men Are Too Lazy to Fulfil Their Highest Potential

I know this, because I spent along time living the easy life, making do, buying into the limited ideas and beliefs about what was possible for me, past down from my parents, school teachers, society etc. The thing is the longer I believed those stories, the worse life felt. It took me many years to learn hard work was part of the way out.

It was this idea which struck me last night, whilst watching The Toughest Job on Earth. An inspiring BBC program which, compares jobs in the UK to the same professions in other parts of the world. Week after week this program demonstrates what men (and women) are truly capable of when necessity calls.

It highlights how much more the physical and mental capacities of the human body are capable of, before we get lost in laziness and the myriad of made up problems we create. This is partly because real challenges, like feeding our families in most cases no longer requires us to do more than go to the cupboard. You could say we’re lucky, but the easiness of life sometimes means real work, purposeful work, work that’s necessary never gets done.

We Have So Much More To Give

The Toughest Job on Earth

Rob catching fish in Sierra Leone

Andy a fisherman from the UK, went to fish in Sierra Leone where it’s all about survival. There is no stopping, no holidays, no time off. It is literally life or death. To give up or stop working would mean starvation. A man’s life as a fisherman in Sierra Leone is tough, yet they don’t moan or blame life. They get on with it. They do what they need to do. There’s no time for depression, anxiety or even illness. These men are machines, they show us how our pampered, vain and lazy lives take away from our ability to create change, inspire and take on life with courage and determination.

This program woke me up. It showed me I have so much more, that I am only touching the surface of my potential and most of you are not giving enough of yourselves either. You have so much more in your tank than you think. Dig deeper, start by watching this…

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Jamie Matthewman


Jamie is the founder and editor of The Inspired Man. A project born out of his own challenges and lessons learned as he's endeavoured to live a more inspired life and do work he loves. Find out more about Jamie

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