That likely describes all of us at one time or another. But, as we know all too well, routines can become ruts. Before we know it, we're stuck.
The problem is complacency.
At first glance, this might not seem to be a problem. Yet, left unchecked, complacency becomes a thief, robbing us of future success and prosperity.
So, the first step in battling complacency is to recognize it. Perhaps chief among its characteristics is that we're overly satisfied with life or with our career, perhaps even a bit smug. We're not looking ahead. We're looking at maintaining what we have.
Second, we must recognize that we can change our state by changing what we think, our mindset. Complacency tends to creep in when vision and purpose are lost. We miss opportunities because we're no longer engaged.
Third, we must break out of complacency by finding a new spark or challenge. It's not merely a case of breaking up your routine, but finding something new to tackle or accomplish. That could mean a new challenge at work, or embracing a new personal goal.
Solomon said, "Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. (Prov. 1: 32)." The smart thing to do is recognize it and do something about it.
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