We’ve all heard Einstein’s definition of insanity, “…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Being stuck can be incredibly stressful. The first step in changing our plan of attack is to realize that what we are doing isn’t working.
Try Walking Down A Different Street…
I’d like to share a story with you that I heard from a talk by Dr. Wayne Dyer recently. I think it really illustrates how we need to change the way we think about things and behave, in order to get ourselves to move forward with change and progress in our lives. Here goes:
Chapter One of My Life
I walk down the street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It’s not my fault. I still take forever to find a way up.
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again, I can’t believe I’m in the same place! It isn’t my fault, but it still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there and I still fall in! It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It’s my fault. I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.
I walk down a different street.