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Motivate the Lazy Masses

Updated on June 7, 2015

To work or not to work.

Why does it seem that so many people these days put so much energy into trying to get out of work rather than embracing it? I am always amazed watching people go through extraordinary efforts to avoid doing work when in many instances it would be easier just to complete the task.

Perhaps it has something to do with our upbringing or our perceived values. Maybe our work ethic is based on our culture or surroundings, or perhaps some people are just lazy. In any case, there are many of us who are tasked with ensuring that our workforces put in a fair days work for a fair days pay.

Many in this country blame unions for this laid back approach to getting things done. This is a misconception. Actually unions foster competition and trade and actually boost the economy in many ways. Unfortunately many unions get a bum rap from a few corrupt bosses.

As leaders we cannot allow excuses such as "unions" prevent us from the task at hand. The bottom line is that regardless of the reason, it all boils down to motivating people. The first thing to realize is that most people want to do the right thing! No matter what industry or field you are in it always seems to be that small percentage of workers that make the job miserable for the rest of us.

In future posts we will explore different techniques on how to motivate even the most disgruntled employee. Remember, everyday is a new beginning!


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    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      You pose interesting questions. I myself love work as I am sure you do. Who knows why people hate work? Peace Bro.

    • sunkentreasure profile image



      Follow your heart

      to the path of greatness

      that lies within you.

      The secret of life

      is to have something

      to look forward to


      Find a dream that excites you

      and make plans

      of how you are going

      to achieve it.

      Feed your mind daily

      with positive energy

      and words of inspiration.

      Take your life to a higher level.

      Stay focused and go forward

      with your eyes on the prize.

      When you run towards your destination

      with passion in your heart

      you will see your dreams come true.

      © Bernard Levine

    • KevinC9998 profile image

      KevinC9998 6 years ago

      My simple advise to anyone is just take one day at a time and stay focused. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      There are some days that I could use a little motivation, but most of the time I am pleased with the job I have, the work I do and the people I work with. That I even have a job the way the economy is going, should keep me motivated.