3 deadly sins of missed opportunity – Complacency, Idleness, Fear (217)
Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST,
Complacency is often disguised by deflecting responsibility
Idleness is often disguised by being busy
Fear is often disguised by false bravado
…showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
It’s the complacent person who feels they’ve done their part and no longer feel responsible for any outcome.
Being smug in a particular talent or capacity without understanding the synergy, or our connection to the other, is ignorant at best, arrogant at worst.
…to move, loiter, or saunter aimlessly.
All to often we come across people who occupy time and space doing unproductive work in the name of busyness.
They are always occupied but very little happens. Shuffling paper, going from one meeting to the next, writing endless reports, but going nowhere.
An idle person is always in the habit like the complacent person, making excuses why they couldn’t achieve outcomes. They were either too busy or it wasn’t their responsibility.
…an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
Fear is often a hidden emotion that grips all of us from time to time.
Fearful people will often grow in the areas of complacency and idleness, gripped by emotions of terror. They always seek the safe place and will go to all lengths to protect themselves from this horrible emotion.
Complacency, idleness and fear will destroy the best of us if we give them room.
Ask yourself the following questions to see if these negative attributes rule and reign in your life.
Are your talents shrinking you or are they opening up new doors of opportunity?
Are you open to new relationships without destroying all your old ones?
Are you willing to take calculated risks and step outside your comfort zones?
Last but definitely not least, is the world becoming a brighter place or are you always making excuses why life is so difficult?
Being a victim or victor is a matter of choice. The first thing to lead us to victory is to have a change of heart when it comes to our relationship with the 3 sins of missed opportunity.
1. Fulfil your responsibilities and see how you can assist elsewhere
2. Don’t be busy be effective
3. Step outside your comfort zones
Like nature, if we are not growing in life we are becoming obsolete.