The reason people are lazy is simultaneously the reason they are ambitious— they associate action with expectation. If they don’t act, they don’t expect, and thus don’t suffer. If they do act, they expect, and often do suffer. Projecting idealizations onto an uncaring and inhuman world doesn’t make good things more likely to happen. It often just causes you trouble.
For this reason, expectations are the simplest and most common of delusions. They are human beings betting present contentment on a future promise that, by nature, cannot be wholly fulfilled. This is the sad side-effect of what sets us apart from other species; self-consciousness makes us think we can project our desires onto nature and thus change nature’s fundamental workings. We can’t. Better to cultivate mindfulness, healthy detachment, and a lack of expectation, all while working diligently towards attempts at pure action and agency. “Do or do not; there is no try.”