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Today I'm going to talk to you about - success breeds complacency.

Well, of all the things a leader should fear, complacency should head the list. 20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do rather than the ones you did. And in fact, many of us fail, and we fail not because of traditional failure reasons, but because of our own success.

I have seen how many successful leaders gradually decline and implode because of their contentment with their status quo. They get caught up in a situation of self importance, mutual admiration and complacency. You know, there is a sense of security and comfort that drives the belief that the success you've had in the past will continue indefinitely. And this is what breeds in the assumption that the future will be just like the present and the past, and that nothing will ever change.

Complacency, my friends, likes blindness and inertia. It likes the status quo. It hates urgency and believes in slow, cautious deliberation. It settles easily into large institutions where size and scale provide a larger and a natural armor against the real fast moving world outside. So I encourage you to push yourself beyond limits.

Your Good Friend + Mentor Payal Nanjiani Leadership Expert | Author| Executive Coach


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