Good News for Lazy People (And We’re All Kind of Lazy)

Cait Mack
2 min readJul 29, 2022

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Self-help gurus will talk your ear off about how everything you want is on the other side of discipline (and consistency).

Which is true.

But discipline is hard. It takes a good bit of energy.

And sometimes you’re just kind of lazy.

So your progress gets halted because you’re disciplined for a few days then you’re…not.

It’s not entirely your fault. In many ways it feels like humans are wired to work as little as possible to survive. To conserve our energy.

Of course many humans work a hell of a lot more than necessary. Which is why we’ve advanced so far in such short periods of time.

Ah, the strange dichotomy of human nature.

But anyway, for all the lazy mfers, there’s good news.

You only need to be disciplined for as long as whatever you’re doing needs before it becomes a habit.

So if you’re able to build a habit in a couple of weeks, you only need to commit to being disciplined for 14 days.

Maybe you need 30 days. Or 60. That’s cool.

You need to commit to the minimum amount of discipline.

Then once it’s a habit, you’re golden.

Because once something is a habit it’s easier to do it than not to do it.

I needed to discipline myself for 30 days to work out as soon as I woke up. Now it’s simply a habit. I just do it without thinking about it.

This is what you’re aiming for.

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Cait Mack

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