The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again in hopes of getting a different result. I know for myself, some years I have looked back and it seemed as if I was in the same place I had always been, instead of moving forward in my life. For the most part I don’t think that we do this to ourselves intentionally but some of the factors that get in the way could be pride, ignorance, lack of knowledge or even just plain laziness.
There may be very few things that you need to give up on altogether, but maybe some aspects need to be approached a little differently. For instance, if you are climbing a mountain and you come to a rock face what would you do? Some would attempt to climb it only to fall back down and continue to do the same
thing. Then one of the above factors like pride get in the way you have people climbing up a rock face just because “you can get there faster” or “falling won’t happen to me.” The other option would be to go around the rock face and approach the summit from a different angle. This technique is almost guaranteed to get you there 100% of the time.
If you find yourself continually ending up in the same place your goal might not be the problem, but maybe it’s the process you are on to get there. It might be time to stop doing the same thing over again and try a new technique that will accomplish greater rewards. Sometimes you have to give up in order to reach your goals.
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