Getting Complacent? Invigorate Yourself For Success!

The term “self satisfaction” can have a pretty biting connotation, I know. However, I think it's something that we all go through, at any stage of blogging, and that's what complacency is. You start going, you get to a certain place with your site and you think, “Well, this works, so I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.”

Complacency is easy, but it's also dangerous. When you feel like you're at a plateau, you're  just cruising right? Smooth sailing,   easy breezy. Comfortable.

How about this though: no one ever won a gold medal when they were feeling comfortable, did they?!

Outside your comfort zone, when you're huffing and puffing, exhausted, over-exerted utterly out of your element, that's when the brilliance comes. In this way, blogging and sports are somewhat similar. To take your business, your creativity and your site to the next level, you have to gear up and kick yourself into gear.


How you invigorate yourself and snap out of your complacent state is up to you, but here are a few ideas:

  • Create a vision board of your goals and keep it in sight always, to remind you of where you're headed.
  • Set up meetings, lunches and coffee dates with people you admire, especially ones you don't know yet. Ask them questions, take notes and let their success inspire your own.
  • Take a step back. Especially over the holidays, give yourself time to rest, gather your strength and come out swinging in 2013!


Do you feel like you're in a complacent state with your blog? How do you stay hungry for success?

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5 Responses

  1. N/A

    I do sometimes but that’s because I really don’t know where to begin. I love the tips in this article. Would love to sit down or even chat online with someone who has success in blogging. It helps when you can talk to someone who can relate to you.

  2. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    During the end of the year it’s so easy to get caught up in all of your social obligations and work so this is such a valid point. And these are some really great tips – Thank you for the inspiration & motivation!

  3. Heather Fonseca

    Sometimes complacency can be a good thing. It’s easy to get overly stressed, especially around the holidays. I was doing the bare minimum for the last month or so, but because I have created a good base and good blogging habits, I can step back at times from the blog a bit and still create good content. But I do agree that complacency can lead to boring content, so once the stressful times leave it’s start to kick it up a notch! Here’s to a fabulous 2013!