Do you take your skills for granted?


We are good at many things and there are a few things where we are excellent. Sometimes we under perform in the areas we excel just because we are over confident and complacent.

Some sample areas to illustrate the point are given below:

  • Presentation
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Studying
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Driving

Everyone can come up with his or her own list. Complacency is the biggest enemy of performance.

There are some antidotes for performing sub optimally because of complacency, and they are:

  • Taking the skill seriously
  • Practicing the skill at regular intervals
  • Taking feedback from others
  • Setting higher levels of achievement in the chosen skill area

Try these out for success!