How do you weed out the lazy people?
With a little hard work.
This is exactly what Seth Godin said in The Dip.
Hard work creates scarcity.
And scarcity creates value.
The harder it is, the more opportunity there is on the other side.
If success were easy, everyone would do it. It takes effort. That fact works to your advantage because it keeps lazy people out of the game.
-Scott Adams, How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big
Again, Ta-Nehisi Coates said this well on the topic of writing.