Laziness is only doing that which is just enough to get you by in life. Many people are lazy because they think they will not be rewarded for their work hard. You cannot be a success in your life by being lazy, idle, or slothful. To defeat laziness, you need a plan or a goal and you must make progress toward the goal every day.
Students say they want to become stronger fighters, but then they slack off when the class is performing pushups. When I held a Navy’s physical readiness testing on my men, some asked me what the minimum passing number of pushups was. I would not tell them. I told them to do as many as possible. I wanted people who did their best, not just the minimum.