The complacency of fools will destroy them. Solomon said this over 3,000 years ago. It’s still true today.
What is complacency?
Why will it destroy you?
A complacent person is someone who does not examine themselves. They get up, go through the motions, and do it again and again.
Complacency happens very easily. It happens during times of comfort. Complacency can turn into apathy. Apathy says “I don’t care“. Both of these lead to entitlement – the belief that one is deserving of privilege or special treatment.
You, we all, want to live lives of excellence. We want to have the joy, peace, and satisfaction that comes with pursuing our best selves.
How do you avoid complacency? You do this through self-examination. Ask yourself:
– What am I doing?
– How am I doing it?
– How am I affecting the people around me?
When you self-examine and adjust to become better today than you were yesterday, you start taking personal responsibility for your life. Personal responsibility is the antidote to complacency.
5 Key Areas of Personal Responsibility:
- Attitude – Is my attitude positive? Is it one that I want my family, customers, and coworkers to catch?
- Knowledge – Am I getting smarter or am I staying where I am while other people run past me?
- Skill – Am I turning my knowledge into skill? Do I ever stop practicing?
- Actions – Am I accountable for my actions? Am I taking the right actions
- Results – My attitude, knowledge, skills, and actions create my results. Am I taking personal responsibility to become better today than I was yesterday in all of these areas? If not, what can I do better?