Complacency. The absence of passion. The “good enough” attitude that according to business-mogul Warren Buffet can destroy your business and organization. If we let complacency take root in any form, it has the potential to sink what we’ve built. We have to stay passionate and focused on our objectives!
Usually, we’re passionate when we start new projects, initiatives, or organizations, but lose it along the way. It may take 1, 5, or 10 years, but we stop striving for perfection in all we do and we start to get careless. We start to let things slide and issues go un-talked about. When this starts, the dangers of complacency really start to set in.
We may even be blind to the complacent culture from the inside, but even if we don’t see it, it’s taking place. When this occurs, we have to jumpstart our passion – and fast! Remind yourself of why you and your organization embarked on this journey in the first place – remind yourself of what you stand for and your original vision.
We cannot let complacency get a foothold in our organization – it is one of the most dangerous traits an organization can have. If left untreated, it can singlehandedly be the end of our business, ministry, or organization. We must strive to stay passionate – don’t let yourself fall victim to complacency!