Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Danger of Complacency

Whatever endeavor we embark on, if we are astute enough, we will be aware and present. The commitment may be there in spirit, but many people are exhausted on both the work and home front. This coupled with the distractions of the latest technology leave us moving and thinking in auto pilot mode, doing the minimum and rationalizing this is enough. The screens are attractive because they offer an escape from our manic work world and oftentimes makes us forget our responsibilities, at least for a little while - or a collection of little whiles which amount to more than we'd like to admit.

However, to succeed, we need to reach beyond the boundaries of complacency and be willing to be uncomfortable, to focus our mental energies in producing that which will lead us to our aim. We need to believe our goals are not merely the stuff of fuzzy dreams but the realities of a planned set of behaviors which will lead us there.

As much as for myself as for those who are reading this, the cliché of stepping out of our comfort zone is not merely a saying but a truth. To really grab hold of our dreams and make them our realities we need to press the off switch to the auto-pilot mode and grab hold of the steering wheel to maneuver us there. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!