“Lack of Vigilance Due to Familiarity with the Task”
That’s the definition of complacency. There’s no hiding the fact that when we get used to our jobs, our homes, our cars, our lives and our work – we become resistant to change, regardless of whether it’s change for good, or bad. We become “stuck in the mud.” A great example is to take a day in the life of some Senior Accountants. You’ve got your accounts to handle, boxes to tick, you leave at 5 and there’s no reason to question that.
So what’s wrong?
In some firms, this routine forms the underlying culture – and a progressive, rewarding & inclusive workplace can become a complete afterthought. In other words, those firms use a big net that catches you right in the middle of your comfort zone – and holds you there.
If you want to stay put and are ‘just happy’ with routine – it’s important to consider what the ‘you’ of 5 years time, looking back, will think of that mindset. Think about that feeling of ‘missing out’ or regret you had when all your friends did something you were too frightened or unsure to do, whether that was public speaking, applying for your dream job or even asking someone on a first date. Now amplify that feeling over a 5 or 10 year timeline of routine without progression, personal development or intrinsic rewards and ask yourself, is that a position I want to be in?
Often our comfort zone can obscure the view of anything outside of it as unrealistic, unattainable or unstable.
But it’s outside the comfort zone where the wind picks up and the waves start to mount that you really gain some pace – and the ship starts sailing. Sure it’s harder to stand up straight, but you have to be ready to stumble a bit to move forward.
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving – we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Are you happy without wind.. or do you want to pick up the pace?
Well, maybe it’s time to take the first step. What’s that initial leap though? More than often the first step is the hardest to take. Where else do you go for all first steps..? Google! But let’s do that for you, try using these links for “Senior Accountant Jobs Brisbane” as a search term or “Best Accounting Workplace Brisbane” – even try Seek. Research has shown that people rarely search widely for roles. Usually they compare salaries on Seek, apply to a few places and take the first offer. But is this the best way? Try finding a firm that advertises toward you directly – and do your own research.
There’s no better time than now to take that step, while top 100 BRW firms such as Marsh-Tincknell are still searching for Senior Accountants. A quick look at the Careers Information Page shows they go above and beyond to grow progressively with their staff. There are vacancies out there, and it’s your responsibility to find them. So why not start a dialogue about the outstanding opportunities for Senior Accountants at Marsh-Tincknell?