First off, what is laziness? Indolence or a disinclination towards activity or exertion despite have the ability or knowledge to do so.
I’ll get to constructive laziness in a moment but first, a story.
As a construction worker in the ’80’s I had a boss that was fond of two rather inane sayings, “You can’t see it from my house.” and “Close enough for the girls we go with.”
Well, the home owner that hired us and we expected to pay us could see it from his house. After hearing the second statement for the umpteenth time I told him, “I don’t know about you, but my wife is rather particular about who she sees.”
Both were only lame excuses to do a barely adequate job and get home to his TV, I mean wife.
I lost track of how many times we had to redo a job, for free, because of his incompetence. His claim? We didn’t have enough time to do it right the first time. Yet somehow there always seemed to be time to go back and fix it.
If I have a job to do, especially one I really don’t want to do in the first place, I most definitely don’t want to go back for a do over.
Do it right the first time, the only time, work your backside off if you have to. Then finish with the contented feeling of a job well done, and a check for your services.
I am way too lazy (smart?) to do a job twice, do it right and once is enough.
Too bad it doesn’t work with mowing the lawn or shoveling snow.