The Complacency Trap

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The Complacency Trap

September 14, 2017 Off the Pitch 5

Complacency stops

Progress.

 

By becoming comfortable and satisfied with your current level of talent and skill, you stop yourself from being ambitious and reaching new heights. Complacency is dangerous, and it can hinder anyone’s development. It’s a mindset. It’s an obstacle. Complacency is a trap.

 

The Dangers of Complacency

 

Complacency is like being satisfied with a paragraph when there’s an essay to write. It’s being content with your status and your progress so far and thinking there’s no need to keep improving as the next level is already met. Thing is, no matter how good you are, no matter if you are the best player on your team or in the state, there will always be new heights to reach.

Complacency Kills.

 

When you’re complacent, you lose focus on your highest aspiration. You neglect that there’s a level higher than the one you have. It allows yourself to become comfortable and stops the hunger to improve that you may have had before. By doing this, you allow your efforts and your progress to slow down, therefore hindering your development as a whole.

 



 

Worst of all, even though you may seem to be neglecting it, there will always be competition just around the corner. No matter if you are the star player, or if your place on the team is “safe”, there is really no safety in soccer. In these cases, it’s always best to keep your head down and focus on the next session. Concentrate on your progress and work on your weaknesses. Set new, realistic goals, and always aim to go higher up the ladder. Never settle.

A classic example of not letting settling into that complacency trap are arguably the world’s best players: Ronaldo and Messi.

They are the best in the world, yet they never seem comfortable and let the gas off the pedal. Season after season they smash in goals at a staggering pace and always perform at their best level. It would be easy to become complacent in their position, yet they find that hunger and that drive to constantly be refining, improving, and performing at the top level.

 

Never limit how far you can go, and never be comfortable.

Find the Way Around the Complacency Trap

Always keep aiming to reach the next level of your game. That’s the key and foundation to avoiding becoming complacent. Embrace challenges with a sense of hunger and drive. Keep your head down, don’t let your status get to you, and look to use your success as an inspiration for things to come.

 

There is always going to be competition, there’s no doubt about it. There’s also always going to be a better player than you. It’s up to you how you manage your dedication and your drive to continue to strive to reach new goals.

By aiming to reach the next level of your game, you should consider always having goals, even after hitting your 5 year goal or your ultimate aspiration. Never be comfortable with your current talent or status within your team.

 

My biggest advice from this article:

Never be satisfied, always hunt new goals with determination and drive.

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5 Responses

  1. Nancy says:

    It is easy to fall into this trap. Not because we are good at what we do, means we cannot be great!

  2. RODRI: Tu cuerpo ahora después de dos meses que estuviste en Mexico, esta mas fortalecido, te vez mas fuerte, y se nota el trabajo en los músculos de las piernas y del torso. (pecho), y me da gusto saber, que lo que mencionas en tu articulo que describes, de salir de la zona de confort, y seguir adelante cada día, es una disciplina y también un excelente estilo de vida.
    Cuando la persona esta motivada, y cuando se siente que ya completo su ejercicio para mantener su cuerpo, esta bien, pero , no hay que parar y decir que ya estoy en un buen lugar– no– el atleta se hace todos los días, se construye dia a dia, se alimenta del espíritu de seguir adelante, en todas las esferas de su vida, en este momento que tu vives Rodri– es en el aspecto intelecutal- PENSAR- estudiar escribir y estar al aire libre corriendo y ejercitando tu cuerpo, que te pide que lo hagas. Y LO MEJOR ES QUE …LO HACES¡¡¡¡¡ ADELANTE Y QUE SIGA EL EXITO . ¡ GIGI soy chichi

  3. estoy orgullosa de ti.. ¡ Luego me dices como lo traduzco pues ya se me olvido . Gigi

  4. Carlos T says:

    Rodrigo, la vida es unica y cada persona la vive con su propia intensidad, el confort zone creo que es bueno a veces solamente para tomar tiempo y descansar de lo rapido que es la vida, creo que a veces es recomendable estar un rato en tu confort zone para poder decidir el siguiente reto y formular una estrategia para entrar en el nuevo reto(fuera de zone).
    Es importante tener un balance en el ritmo de vida ya que siempre estar fuera de confort zone podria ser una vida estresante y con mucha presion.
    Cada persona ya sea en el deporte, trabajo u otra actividad es recomendable a veces salir del confort zone ya que esos nuevos retos logrados son los que dan mayor sentido a la vida, y mas cuando esos retos son compatidos con los seres queridos.

    Digo a veces, porque salir del confort zone no es una practica comoda y no cualquiera esta dispuesto a realizarlo, eso depende de la personalidad de cada persona y de las ganas de vivir la vida intensamente.

    Yo si lo hago!!! y veo que toda mi familia lo hacemos ya sea personalmente o como conjunto!!

    Gracias por tu articulo,

    CFTL

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