Complacency

Have you become complacent?

So many times in life, we get stuck in a continuous loop. This loop may consist of continuously repeating the same mistakes, same habits, same dreariness.

What has to happen to shake your complacency?

For myself, I find myself willing to take risks when I have been made ANGRY. It’s basically coming into a job and not getting the promotion for the thousandth time, coming home and kids are not being kind, or volunteering my time and ultimately feeling taken advantage of. You remain complacent in these situations for a while – like these are normal expected events. However, maybe it’s a bad day where you got soaked on the way to work, you left your lunch, and then you got a horrible phone call. In this instance, the situation in which you remained complacent rubs you the wrong way and BAM, you are ready for a change.

As writing often time mirrors our life, it is understandable that your writing can become complacent. Maybe all your stories are starting to sound the same, or you’ve settled on a certain routine (that maybe has never really worked for you). The question to ask yourself is what has to happen that will allow you to step outside of the box.

How can we shake things up and become a little non-complacent in 2015?

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2 thoughts on “Complacency”

  1. Change sometimes occurs when there’s nothing left to do but change. It’s easy to get complacent in life and in our writing as well. It’s good to try something different because usually the same old choices give you the same old result. Let’s do this in 2015!

  2. I love this: “Change sometimes occurs when there’s nothing left to do but change. ”

    This is true about so many situations in life: work, family, and social relationships. I feel that more people are getting backed into spaces where 2015 will mark majors changes for them.

    I am excited for what 2015 is bringing!

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