Why Being Lazy Can Make You Rich

I remember reading a story about Ford Motors Company when they had brought in a efficiency consultant to lower costs. The story said that the consultant went through the entire company looking for cost reductions.

Henry Ford asks him his thoughts and he included an observation that the man across the hall was just sitting there everyday doing nothing.

Henry Ford responded that that man sitting there has come up with new ideas that have made the company millions and that he’s fine as he is.

The point of the story is that so few of us just sit and relax and allow our minds to think of new ideas and business opportunities that we are literally throwing away money being busy all day trying to make money for our bills.

Imagine if you set aside a few hours a week when you could just think up new money making ideas for inventions, businesses, etc. More money is made thinking than doing.