Thursday, April 09, 2009

Insanity is...

Insanity is... doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Seems obvious, yet we are all guilty of being crazy at some point!

We rise in the morning, hoping today will be different, and yet we follow the same routine.

We continue to pursue a goal that seems unattainable, yet we refuse to try a new approach.

We are confounded by problems, yet we do nothing to make them go away.

In order for our situation to change, we must change! Nothing in life is static. Nature is constantly changing and growing, adjusting to challenges. If our life is stuck in a holding pattern, if what we are doing to achieve our goals is not working, then we must approach things differently and try something new. We tend to be stubborn creatures of habit, clinging to the familiar and afraid to change.

But if today is to be any better, if we want different results, if we want to accomplish our dreams, then we've got to move out of this false comfort zone. We've got to stretch and take risks if we hope to escape the rut of mediocrity and live up to our full potential!

What do you need to do differently? What needs changing?


Helen Ginger said...

Great post. You're the coach giving the rousing pep talk. Thanks.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks for the reminder. I know I need to do something to become more organized instead of just wishing that the problem would magically take care of itself!

Jane Kennedy Sutton

Anonymous said...

"Insanity is... doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

I first heard that truism back when I was heavy into network marketing. It applies to any endeavor, really.

Good post, I like the way you elaborated on the subject.

Nancy J. Parra said...

I applied for a Master's degree- am hoping that's not insanity.

Nice post!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Helen, that pep talk includes me, too!

And Marvin, be funny if we heard it from the same source...

Wendy Velazquez said...

My challenge seems to be doing too many different things and expecting any results! Great reminder. Thanks!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I used to belong to a group that had a story about "the proverbial avocado." This person keeps going back tot he grocery store after about a dozen people have told her they don't have avocadoes! It's a little like the "you can't get blood out of a turnip" saying. Good advice.

Mayra Calvani said...

Thanks for the reality check, Diane!