Is there a difference between being content and being complacent with one’s health and fitness? Simply said, yes there is a difference. If you are content with your level of health and fitness then you are generally satisfied in how you feel and what you can do. Whereas complacency generally has a negative connotation to it.
Merriam-Webster defines complacency as being: “Marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.” To determine if you are feeling complacent you should ask yourself if “good enough” is really good enough.
Complacency is often the resulting factor of mindsets like, “I have no time” and, “Today is not good, maybe tomorrow.” How does one overcome complacency? The first step is to recognize that your feeling of satisfaction is misguided and to realize that your perceived end-goal is actually within your reach.
So the question becomes, are you genuinely satisfied with your health and fitness or have you developed general apathy for all things health and fitness related?