Oct 15: Complacency


“Complacency can be defined as a feeling of contentment or self satisfaction (I’m cured now), especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble or controversy (drama). To say an individual is acting complacently means that they are taking things for granted. When we grow complacent, (usually begins with a cocky attitude of boredom), we aren’t doing what we need in order to grow and move forward. We stand still or move in reverse. That’s a dangerous place for me. When a member suggests I have grown complacent, I need to take measures to jump start working the Program in its entirety, daily, as it should be. Gratitude lists, working with others, doing the Steps. Reading the Big Book, reminds me that I have a disease. One that wants me dead but will settle for me drunk. I’m certain the awareness of becoming complacent does not escape me, it’s when I ignore it is when it is a danger.

Are you aware when you decide to stay sober on yesterdays work? What do you do to counteract this dilemma?

The floor is now open for discussion.