I cannot believe this writing challenge was 3 years ago. I had desired to join this year but other things took precedence, so I re-read my words. This one struck a chord as I still struggle with this from time to time, so I thought I’d share just in case someone else could use the reminder too.
Same…“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Rita Mae Brown (usually accredited to Einstein)
We want change, but we really do not want to change what we are doing, or how we are thinking about something. We want to do the same things and think the same thoughts, but get our desired results. I have seen this over and over in my life and as I have listened and counselled many people. We talk a great talk, dream big dreams, but then do the same thing we have been doing, and life continues on the same. The shocking thing is we are truly surprised when things don’t change.
We keep dating the same person, expecting change because we wish it to be. We stay miserable in a job that we do not leave or alter the situation. We complain about our marriage…
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