The more money you have, the lazier you get.
And the lazier you get, the less innovative and the less creative you'll be.
That's the basic equation that holds true for most of us.
Especially when you're getting a paycheque doing something you don't enjoy doing that much.
Once you have enough money to get by, to put some of it aside, you don't care about the rest anymore.
You don't have to be creative anymore. You don't have to come up with new ways of solving problems anymore. Your problems are already solved.
The bills are paid. The kids are fed. The family is taken care of. The mortgage is getting paid. So you sit at home and enjoy watching TV. Or reading useless blog posts like this one. Or books that are filled with nonsense.
That's the basic modus operandi of most people out there (including myself).
Unfortunately, most people, corporations and governments don't get this simple equation right.
What they do instead to drive innovation, to spur creativity and to create so called intrapreneurs is to hand out cash.
They give people money to work on their ideas. They offer special trainings that make people feel entitled. That make them fat and lazy. That make them move slower than ever before, instead of making them move faster.
The inevitable happens over and over again.
The more disposable cash you have, the lazier you get.
That's just the way how most of us work.
Handing out cash just doesn't work. In 99% of the cases.
Handing out government money doesn't work.
Training people to become entrepreneurs within corporations doesn't work.
Giving people money before they really achieved anything just doesn't work.
What works is to emulate the exact opposite.
A scenario of artificial scarcity.
A scenario of struggle.
A scenario where people don't feel entitled any longer.
A scenario that emulates a certain necessity.
And that's how you'll ultimately get over your inner lazy bum.
That's how you go from lazy to innovative and creative..
Will it work for you? I don't know. Maybe. Maybe not.
It works for me..
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]