You are -- your life, and nothing else.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge.
You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion - he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.
We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all.
And you like doing all this ana-lyzing?' 'I used to, but the thrill is gone. Been gone. It's okay, though. It's a living.' 'And you studied many years to learn to do this?' 'Yep. New York University. Bachelor's and master's.' I don't even want to mention my M.F.A. 'Right.' He sighs as if he's putting this all together and then he looks me in the eye and says, 'Well , it seems to me that if one goes to college for so many years you'd at least end up working in some field that you derive a great deal of pleasure from. Don't you think?' 'Of course I do, Winston, but sometimes your attitude changes, your needs and values change, as you get older, and what used to excite you doesn't anymore.' 'So do you have this same attitude toward people when your attitude changes?' 'What do you mean?' 'I mean when you get bored or someone wears out their welcome do you treat them like you would your job? Do you just kind of settle in or do you look for a new one?' Damn.
We are living in a time bursting with opportunity while laden with risk! Seize the moment! There is no greater risk than complacency!
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
Stop thinking of love as a security. Sensuality is the new security.
There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
Complacency by the watchdogs hurts both taxpayers and beneficiaries.
The biggest mistake to me is complacency.
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
We don't want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people into complacency and dependence.
Here's what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.
You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.
Don't be lulled into complacency.