Gunk of Low-Energy Living: status quo

Once upon a time…the sun is shining, the birds are singing, everything’s rosy, and all is right with the world.

Success is in the air. You’re at the top of your game. Things are going smoothly.

Just like a fairy tale.

But is there something lurking in the shadows that could get in the way of your continued success?

Maybe what’s waiting around the corner is a modern version of the Big Bad Wolf, also known as The Status Quo.

Because if things are good now and you do nothing, they won’t just automatically stay good.

If you decide to stand still and try to maintain the status quo, you’ll fall behind because the world around you isn’t standing still.

Your industry isn’t standing still. Product lines aren’t standing still. Trends aren’t standing still. What it takes to be a skilled, creative professional isn’t standing still.

If you maintain the status quo and don’t evolve, you’ll soon be at a significant disadvantage.

If you …

  • Rest on your laurels
  • Are complacent
  • Take it all for granted
  • Fail to see with fresh eyes
  • Think the little things don’t matter

There’s a saying: If you’re not growing, you’re dying. This is true in nature. It’s true in business. And it’s true for us as human beings.

The status quo is the big bad wolf lurking in the shadows.

Success fades when the status quo takes hold and doesn’t let go.

If you stand still in your knowledge, in your growth, in your relationships, in your experience—if you stand still, you’ll soon fall behind.

Are you learning and growing and evolving?