Complaceny vs. Change
It is difficult to initiate change when one becomes complacent. Webster’s defines complacent as marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. The key in this definition is the part about being unaware of ‘actual dangers or deficiencies’…complacent is a place in consciousness where nothing new happens, it is an area of ‘no change occurring’…when change is not occurring things become stale and stagnant.
Becoming complacent is like settling for what you got instead of being uncomfortable and moving on to get what you WANT. People do this in business, they do it in relationship, they do it in marriages and they do it with their health. CHANGE is hard work, it is uncomfortable, it doesn’t plateau…it keeps things moving…when things are moving new growth happens.
Complacency is dangerous because it allows for you to stay in situations and circumstances that don’t work…we all do that, we make excuses for people and things, we tell ourselves it is ok even when we see and hear ‘RED FLAGS’…when we do that, when we stay in things that don’t work to their best ability, we steal a little bit of our aliveness every day, every day that we make concessions and excuses is a day that we lose a little bit of ourselves.
It is upsetting to make changes, life is messy…out of mess comes order…out of chaos new things are formed.