Do you know one of the few things that really gets
my goat as they say?
I don’t mean that odd time where you just say….
sod it… I am not doing that yet… too tired.
We all have the odd day like that.
I mean being lazy in general.
How do lazy people expect to get anything done?
How do they expect to progress?
I remember one guy who used to train with us…
had a ton of talent and ability… but was the
laziest git ever at training.
Always seemed to be putting in half the effort of
everyone else… always late for class… usually
just as the rather intense warm up was finishing.
Always the first to try and make a conversation
during training, rather than just getting on with it.
This was quite a few years ago… and the guy
eventually left us… and went to train at
somewhere much easier, where he was going to get
his Black Belt straight away…. because he was
already a Green Belt with me!
The Black Belt was something he wanted – and if it
made him happy to just have one… then that was
fair enough… and I told him that.
I also told him he was the laziest and yet,
paradoxically, one of the most talented students
I had ever known.
Fast forward several years… and I bumped into
him the other day.
He stopped training a few weeks after his Black
Belt at the other Club….. he got bored…
He said that the lazy thing I told him was ringing
in his ears… he looked around the room at his now
place and thought about it… he realised he was in
a room full of lazy people.
Apart from one guy who seemed to put in much more
effort than anyone else.
In this new Club, he was no longer the lazy student…
he was the normal student. Time-keeping was tardy
to pay it a huge compliment.
Technique was sloppy… attitude was poor…etc ….
and the list goes on.
However, it could all have been summed
up in ONE WORD…. LAZY!
They were all lazy in all aspects of everything
they were doing.
Now, like I said before, we all have the odd moment
or Day where we just can’t be bothered….
I get that…. I understand that.
But…. to spend your life being like that?
That is something I will never understand.
I will never understand the lost opportunities.
I will never understand the speech at 90 years old,
sitting in your favourite rocking chair on your
porch… and saying.. ”I wish I had done (insert
what you want to do most here)…. all those years ago”.
No-one will sit on their Porch at 90 and say…
Damn…. I wish I was never a World recognised and
respected Black Belt!
From Russell Stutely’s Blog