We Must Be Afraid of Staying Where We Are

“…because when we don’t move and get used to doing stuff the way we’ve always done it, we surrender to complacency.”

We become stagnant.

And honestly, we must be scared of passing time when we could be finding ways to refine our abilities.

It begins with discomfort

Doing similar tasks the same way for too long makes me uncomfortable. It’s a clear sign that I must shake things up a little.

Occasionally, I ask myself whether I’ve been exposed to something new and unfamiliar. Or whether I’ve gotten my hands on what I had no experience with.

I feel grateful if I can recall whether any of that has happened.

But if not, then I’d try to make a way for change.

Discomfort demands resolution

Our ignorance and any dangers signal us, remind us of their presence. Most of us know when we’re on the wrong path or when we mislead ourselves.

We intuitively recognize if a change is required, although that change can be minor or significant. For me, it can be in terms of my writing, or how I progress in my professional skills.

Once we identify what aspects of our work have remained unchanged, we can ponder and question why that has been so, and whether that’s a good or a bad thing.

If the answers that tell yourself are concerning rather than relieving, then you don’t want to stay where you are. The cure for that, concisely, is to be excited about and prepared for changes.

In the end, we wish to see the curve of growth rise. But it doesn’t rise when we’re busy doing stuff that results in a straight line.