There is nothing wrong with complacency on occasion. However as a habit or a lifestyle, it can erode your self-esteem and personal confidence. You can’t be mediocre and enjoy a sensational century at the same time. You have to choose.
There’s no passion with complacency. It can make you feel tired and look older than you actually are. Here are 5 ways to go from complacency to passion that you can implement right away.
If you have grown complacent at work, get back in the game. Start making things happen. Give you all to projects and focus on being more productive. Your results will inspire you and send a ripple that you are back.
Document your achievements. Begin managing your career as if you were climbing the ladder of success and build upon your wins. Utilize your documented achievements at annual reviews to ask for a pay raise or a promotion. Discuss your achievements over the past year with a focus on your results. Show your value to your employer’s bottom line. When you begin to see positive movement, you will be motivated and inspired to do more.
If you are in your own business, step up your game, redefine your goals, and take things to the next level. Reconnect with customers and your company’s core values. If necessary, begin reinventing your company.
If you are retired and are bored, commit to a new project, get involved somewhere that you have passion, and engage in life again.
If you have grown complacent in your personal life, consider taking up a new sport or hobby. What have you always wanted to do? Rediscover an old passion. Change things up and take on any type of new activity that is invigorating to you. Choose something that brings your passion back.
You will break through complacency patterns by setting new goals for yourself and following through on them. You will discover that you can still explore new horizons, whether they are personal or professional. You will know you are breaking through a complacency pattern when you start to feel like a kid again. You will be excited and passionate about the next phase of your life. That’s what living your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle is all about!