One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is that we allow ourselves to become complacent. We become comfortable with a level of success we’ve attained, or simply feel satisfied with not having to try harder.
Ask anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship.
The first year, everything’s new, fun, exciting. The first kiss, first Christmas together, and first vacation. After that, it’s no longer new. Husbands, how often did you pick your nose in front of your wife when you first started dating? My guess is not that often.
Once things become comfortable, you ease off of the stuff you did to try to impress your mate. You stop saying “I love you” and may even cut back on going on dates. If you’re married, you may even stop dating altogether.
That’s when trouble starts.
Complacency is important to have on your radar, because you’re asking for problems if you allow it to grab its foothold somewhere in your life. What happens when you become complacent with your health? You gain weight and make it easier to become ill. In your business, you risk losing clients and the loyalty of employees.
There are examples of complacency throughout human history. Many disasters could have been averted had someone taken a minute to “blow the whistle” sooner, rather than later.
I go into this topic in-depth on my podcast.
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