We are all prone to laziness because the path of least resistance is the most appealing. In a home based business is there any room (not pun intended) for laziness? Before discounting this attribute we don't like in others but display in our own character it may be worth a second thought.
When I grew up on a ranch in Colorado we hired a man who considered by many in the community to be lazy. My dad hired Heavy, I never knew his real name, because this man was a hard worker and could build a hay stack that would resist mildew and rot from the rainy season. I worked along side heavy through three seasons and learned how he approached difficult situations from a simple perspective. I realized that many in our town considered his simple way of doing things lazy. When we wanted something done in the most efficient way we would call on Heavy to do the project because we knew he would come up with the simplest, easiest, and most cost effective process. We paid him well, more than most other ranchers who hired him because we valued his perspective.
When laziness is not an excuse for inactivity it can be a good thing. Finding ways to accomplish a goal that takes less time, less effort, or less energy is definitely a plus in any business. I remember the days of the mimeograph machines we used to print newsletters or church bulletins. These were large cumbersome ink printing machines that first required typing a stencil on a manual typewriter. You had to be an excellent typist because correcting a typo on the stencil was difficult. It took a lot of time and effort to duplicate a document. Call it lazy but someone developed a way to easily correct typing mistakes with a backspace key and print duplicate copies without the ink mess.
Someone, we know who it was, in the early eighties created the home computer that made word processing, and a whole lot of other tasks, easier. Were they lazy or inventive? History has judged them inventive. Are we lazy because we don't use mimeograph machines and duplicate documents the hard way? I think not.
Having a home based business requires, without doubt, a lot of hard work. It is not a get rich quick scheme but a tedious and arduous task. Just like stacking hay when I was a youngster, the work involved in having a home based business is difficult and leaves you exhausted. That being the case, there are simple and efficient ways of completing the work necessary to success.