What’s “Lazy” Have To Do With It?
The truth of the matter is that many people in the travel business know exactly what they need to do to become more successful. They have read the books and have taken copious notes at numerous seminars.
They endorse the fact that the customer is in control, and they are cognizant of the truth that today’s action will determine tomorrow’s results.
They even may know that this is a “cause and affect” proposition.
So why aren’t more travel professionals smiling more? The answer just might have something to do with a familiar four-letter word.
Knowing what to do, and doing what needs doing are two different things. Even having a goal and a personalized motive to get the task done may not be enough. Success is a cause and affect proposition. And as Wayne Gretzky reminded us, “you will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I am not quite sure, but this quote from the National Hockey League great must have something to do with today’s message.
Lazy can result from many personal short comings:
- Poor health
- Lack of exercise
- Bad eating habits
- Absence of worthwhile goals
- Low self-esteem
- No confidence
- Present contentment
Lazy is often supported from people we respect … like the popular crooners Simon & Garfunkel. These guys reminded us in song that …
“They’ve got no deeds to do, No promises to keep.
They’re dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all it’s petals on them.
They loved life, and all was groovy.”
Here is my twist to the same song …
“I’ve got things to do and promises to keep.
My energy’s peaked … I’m ready to leap.
Let the morning come knockin with lots on my plate.
I got to get started … before it’s too late.
Life is groovy for those who work …. hard”
Note: I realize I have to work on the rhyme.
Allow me to share a favorite quote of my own that I think may carry some meaning here. “The older I get, the better I was.” Many take poetic license with me and sing, “The older I get, the lazier I become.”
Any way you slice it, “lazy” comes fewer “shots.” With fewer shots come fewer scores.
So as we continue to bounce down our own cobble-stoned road hoping that someday all of our goals be achieved, we must find the energy to make it happen.
If being “lazy” is a common character trait, (which I believe it is) then let us allow our competitors to be “common.”
Life I love you. All is groovy.