Are you Guilty of Complacency? Be Honest to yourself

I wrote an article previously on honesty and how important it is in your quest for success. Well, this article is a follow up to the previous post. Its about being honest to yourself whether or not you are guilty of complacency. The most important thing here is to attain your life goal.

Sometimes, our satisfaction and progress towards our goals is impeded by our own complacency. Complacency is the feeling of being okay with whatever happens around you.

This happens with online entrepreneurs when they experience a little bit of success, but instead of working toward the next level, they stay right where they are because it’s easier.

While being a little complacent is fine, being overly complacent is a dangerous thing. You shouldn’t always hate where you are in life, but you have to be able to be somewhat critical of your life to see where you can improve.

If everything is always fine, you won’t ever overcome any obstacles, and you’ll be stuck in an unfulfilling job forever. You have to find the right balance between being grateful for what you have, and wanting something better.

Complacency may have started being instilled in you as early as your first few years of school. Maybe you were told that you wouldn’t really amount to anything, so you got comfortable with the mediocre and just accepted it.

Maybe you started to think that you were doing just fine with the minimum amount of effort, so there was no reason to spend too much time focusing on your schoolwork. Once you reached the real world, these habits probably came along with you, and you’re less successful because of it.

How exactly do you undo so many years of complacency? How do you change your ways? Simply put, it’s like unlearning any other negative trait. You have to make it your main focus and work on it first thing every day.

Start pointing out everything that you would like to be better in your life. You don’t exactly have to be depressed about it, but being a little upset is a good way to drive you. Even more importantly, start making actual progress towards your goals and changes.

This is the only real way to break the cycle of complacency. Changing your complacent ways will help you immensely. First, you’ll notice that you’re much happier by being a little negative sometimes.

While it might sound strange, it makes sense when you think about it. If you’re always happy all the time, and it becomes commonplace, that feeling loses its importance. You need a bit of bad to be able to appreciate the good.

Secondly, you’ll work towards your goals more effectively. If you’re fine with everything as it is, you won’t have any desire to change your life. You need some kind of push to make you want to change things for the better, and not being content with everything might just be that push.



About The Author


My name is Stephen Adetolu, happily married and blessed with 3 lovely, wonderful and bright children. I am committed to impacting lives by delivering valuable success formulas and tips that have proven to be effective in every sphere of life. I am in a mission of Transforming lives for the better... I currently manage a financial and mind empowerment platform at Smart Choice International

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