Being Ambitiously Lazy and Having Success

How can someone be both ambitious and lazy, wouldn’t one effectively cancel out the other?

Ambitiously Lazy

Most people consider me ambitious, they also consider me to be a hard worker. They have this idea that I’m hustling all the time because I have the ambition to pursue multiple things.

This may have been true in my twenties, but in my early forties – not so much!

Don’t get me wrong, I still bust my butt. However it’s selective and only with things that I can be lazy with after they are established.


Real Estate – You have all seen me post about real estate investing. In the first few years of doing this I read everything I could get my hands on. I looked at dozens and dozens of properties before even buying one. Spent hours upon hours running the financial of a potential deal – I put in time!

Now I just manage my properties. It’s a fraction of the work as opposed to when I was acquiring them. That is what I call ambitiously lazy.

Investment – Busting your butt to save money that gets invested in an asset that provides you passive income. In order to do this you are making sacrifices and possibly hustling. You are working side gigs to earn extra money, you are not buying that new car. Then three years later you take that money and invest in an equity piece of an established small business let’s say.

That investment now provides a passive income, now you don’t need to work the side gig. Now you don’t have to make those sacrifices.

Steemit – I will use my experience as the example. I joined steemit 10 months ago. If you take the average frequency of my posts over 10 months; I have posted atleast every other day, probably even more as it was daily for my first 7 months. Did I always have time to do so, nope. Did I always feel like writing, nope.

However, I look at steemit in two ways. First, the social aspect and the feeling of being part of a community. Second, the financial aspect and knowing that I need to earn as much SP as I can in the early stages so when this platform explores my SP will be worth an amount that can become a passive income. At that point I can write when I feel the motivation to do so, thus more laid back.

That my friends is ambitiously lazy…

and I plan to be ambitiously lazy until I don’t have to work at all anymore.

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