An Article, A limerick and a Haiku
Have you ever heard the saying, “Pride comes before a fall”? It’s a wise saying, and it’s one that’s often proven true. When we become complacent, we start to take things for granted. We stop working hard, and we start to believe that we’re better than everyone else. And that’s when we’re most likely to fail.
A perfect example of this is the cricket team that won so many matches that it became complacent. The team was so used to winning that it started to believe that it couldn’t lose. And then, one day, it did. The team lost to the worst team in the world.
This story is a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency. When we become complacent, we start to make mistakes. We start to take risks that we wouldn’t normally take. And that’s when we’re most likely to fail.
So, how can we avoid complacency? There are a few things we can do. First, we need to be aware of the dangers of complacency. We need to remind ourselves that we’re not invincible. We can still make mistakes.
Second, we need to stay humble. We need to remember that we’re not better than anyone else. We need to be willing to learn from our mistakes and to improve ourselves.
Finally, we need to stay motivated. We need to set goals for ourselves and work hard to achieve them. We need to keep moving forward, even when things get tough.
If we can do these things, we can avoid complacency and achieve our goals.
What are some of the dangers of complacency?
I once knew a person who was very successful in their career. They had worked hard for many years and had achieved a lot. But then, they started to become complacent. They stopped working as hard, and they started to take their success for granted. And eventually, they started to fail.
I also once knew a person who was very talented at sports. They could run faster, jump higher, and hit the ball harder than anyone else. But then, they started to become complacent. They stopped practicing as hard, and they started to believe that they were better than everyone else. And eventually, they started to lose.
So, what can we learn from these stories? We can learn that complacency is a dangerous thing. It can lead to failure, even for those who are talented and successful.
So, if we want to avoid complacency, we need to be aware of the dangers and we need to take steps to stay motivated and humble. If we can do these things, we can achieve our goals and live a successful life.
“Pride goeth before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18
There once was a team that was great,
They won every match, they were so elate.
But then they got cocky, And lost to a rookie,
And now they’re all feeling quite irate.
The complacent team
Thought they could never lose,
But they were wrong.
love this. so true.
Thank you. Your comment is most appreciated. Regards. Jay
You definitely get it thank you for explaining that from the heart with purity.
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