Tolerance may be a good thing. Complacency may deter you from your goals.
Tolerating something – an aggressive coworker, a runny toilet or a squeaky wheel – continually drains your energy, like filing a cup upon which someone has made little holes.
Does continuous tolerance or complacency keep you from being yourself and evolving quickly as a human being?
How often do you distinguish between your activities that are incomplete, unresolved and require resolution or those that are unfinished, still needing work and require action?
In your life, how many things are unresolved or infinished?
Here are two simple exercises to help you break those negative reinforcing loops of tolerance and complacency.
List five unresolved issues or situations (large or small) that are draining your energy. Circle one that you can complete today.
List five things (small or large) you’re putting up with or tolerating. Circle the one that you can eliminate TODAY.
What’s the one big change that would make the most difference in your life?
What’s the first step you will take in the direction of that change?
When will you do this?