Have you ever just went through the motion when completing a task? When we do something over and over, it becomes more than a habit. It becomes a natural reflex that we commit to without question. Stop signs are the most common daily complacent action that we do. We pull up, pause then proceed. Maybe we come to a complete stop. Maybe we don’t. This is when we find ourselves t-boned by that oncoming vehicle that we thought was going to stop. Further inspection shows that it was a two way stop, not a four way stop.
Every action we do must be completed with a purpose. It is important to always be aware of our surroundings. Our daily environment changes. We must adapt to those changes. If we do not, we put ourselves and those around us at risk.
There are enough hazards in our daily lives. We do not need to add to them. Never become complacent. If we do find that we are complacent, change the routine up. Approach the task differently. Prehaps something as simple as choosing a different route will change the scenery and help remind us to wait for oncoming traffic.
We all get complacent at something.
It’s a matter of stopping it that matters. 🙂