When you’re driven, laziness is no longer a consideration. You no longer depend on the ephemeral whims of motivation. You’re now compelled by something as powerful and primal as the desire to procreate, seek sustenance, and survive. For boundless energy and enthusiasm, focus on building your drive, but also understand the role motivation plays in your jubilation.

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are vocal advocates for occasional inactivity and both claim that it benefits their work. A ton of studies has supported the notion that creativity comes with mind-wandering and states of unconscious processes such as doing chores. For this reason, Bill and Jeff insist on washing their own dishes every night.

Ordinary people focus on “chasing” success, without ever working on themselves. Success is a natural byproduct of following the basic fundamentals. So stop chasing what you desire—whether it’s love, money, success, or happiness. Become the best version of yourself, and your desires will chase you.