41 Quotes About Not Being Complacent

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There are many ways to counter complacency. These quotes about not being complacent will encourage you to keep moving forward and achieve the type of change you desire.

“A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.”

“But I won’t work with the exact same crew film after film because I feel the work would get a little complacent.”

“Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid.”

“Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.”

“Creative people rarely need to be motivated-they have their own inner drive that refuses to be bored. They refuse to be complacent. They live on the edge, which is precisely what is needed to be successful and remain successful.”

“Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move.”

“Fat is mainstream, which is why everyone has become complacent. What used to be considered pudgy before isn’t even worthy of a comment today.”

“Fight the tendency to become complacent and do one kind of music – that is the death of a musician.”

“History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.”

“I am happy I have competition. It keeps me on my toes all the while and stops me from becoming complacent. So, it works to my advantage.”

“I didn’t want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it’s been a good motivator for me to work a little harder.”

“I hate feeling too complacent when I write. I like to be solving new problems.”

“I see worries in the fact that we have the power to manipulate genes in ways that would be improbable or impossible through conventional evolution. We shouldn’t be complacent in thinking that we can predict the results.”

“I think it’s dangerous to think that you’re successful, because then you become complacent.”

“I think it’s good to have pressure on yourself. The worst crime is to get kind of really complacent.”

“I think that companies always become complacent, over time. Or most companies, that is.”

“I think the biggest challenge is to continue on the same path. I think it’s easy to become complacent from the success you’ve had.”

“If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn’t be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It’s an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.”

“If people are not safe, they will not make themselves vulnerable. If they feel too comfortable, they can become complacent or lose their curiosity. They can become intellectually lazy about what matters most.”

“If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we’re complicit.”

“I’m afraid of being lazy and complacent. I’m afraid of taking myself too seriously.”

“In any fairly large and talkative community such as a university there is always the danger that those who think alike should gravitate together where they will henceforth encounter opposition only in the emasculated form of rumour that the outsiders say thus and thus.”

“In this new, hyper competitive age, none of us, none of us can afford to be complacent.”

“It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.”

“It often seems easier not to move on; even the muck and mire in which we’re stuck seems less fearful and less challenging than the unknown path ahead.”

“My philosophy, one of the biggest enemies of future success is past success, because you become complacent, you become risk averse, and that’s one of the things we try to drive here, and this is fundamental to this philosophy, and that’s in this component change, and also in value creation.”

“No one tells you that your life is effectively over when you have a child: that you’re never going to draw another complacent breath again… or that whatever level of hypochondria and rage you’d learned to repress and live with is going to seem like the good old days.”

“People were touchingly naive at the dawn of the Internet revolution when they said the Internet will route around censorship the way it routes around damage.”

“Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and they are usually denigrated for their efforts.”

“Repetition every day. That’s something the great ones do is never get complacent.”

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”

“The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.”

“The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive.”

“The growth of violent extremism is partly a consequence of how the developed world has become complacent and defensive about its own greatness and ambition.”

“This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of ‘cowards’ perpetuating ‘senseless acts of violence’ is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.”

“We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities.”

“When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.”

“You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.”

“You need to motivate yourself, no matter what-definitely when things are bad, but also when things are good. Or else, you risk becoming complacent.”

“You want to have butterflies in your stomach, because if you don’t, if you walk out onstage complacent, that’s not a good thing.”

Complacency can bring more danger to your life than you expect. Being prepared for even the most difficult of encounters will offer your life many challenges.