If we believe things will remain as they are, and we consider we are doing ok, or at least good enough, then there is no need to do anything. We run into danger of falling asleep at the wheel and neglect doing the small adjustments in our direction that determine if we improve or worsen our condition. On the other hand, if we are not doing well, we believe we are never going to get anywhere and lose hope of doing anything at all.
For example, if I am traveling north, I might be enjoying the countryside in the first leg of the trip. Soon however, I will encounter rain, the road will get muddy and I will dream of wanting to turn south to the warm tropical beaches. If I believe of my condition as static, I can put off turning south to some day in the future, because, I think that the beaches are as close to me as they ever will, when in reality, they are further and further away. I will not decide to turn south until the day I run into a glacier, a 100 foot precipice, a polar bear, or something so unpleasant, impossible, or both, and by then it might be too late.
Do you see yourself in constant motion? If so, where are you going?