Einstein also wrote…
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
W.L. Bateman expressed it as…
If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got.
I first came across these quotations while I was studying NLP nearly 10 years ago. I was surprised that I hadn’t stumbled across them before. but now in hindsight, it probably wasn’t a surprise at all. The only reading I ever did outside of work was music magazines and the odd newspaper. My leisure time was usually spent socializing, playing sport (obviously not a bad thing) or watching rubbish TV
At the time, I was working in corporate world. I used to spend a lot of time driving to meet clients all over the UK and would often get stuck in traffic. My perception of driving was that it was a bit of a drag. I certainly didn’t help myself by listening to the same talk radio station feeding me endless negative messages
I had to stop what I was always doing…
And ask myself what would be a better use of my time spent in the car. It was then that I discovered self-help CDs, the first one’s being the Tony Robbins program Get The Edge quickly followed by The Achiever’s Edge regular audio program from Peter Thomson. Listening to them helped to eat up the miles and I actually started to look forward to those long journeys. With the advent of podcasts and apps such as audible, the availability of downloadable products is almost endless, and the cost of programs have, in general, reduced substantially.
The important action to take is to take action…
Alfred Edward Perlman once wrote:
After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
What have you been doing the same way for two, five or ten years? What do you need to do differently to move forward in life?
Maybe it is time to stop playing the victim card and choose to do something about your current position
Or it could be…
Time to forgive yourself, which is the greatest forgiveness of all.
Investing in self help information products is an investment in yourself, provided that you learn and take action. But surely you are worth the investment, aren’t you?
**image source: http://sciencefiction.com/2014/12/14/get-to-know-einstein-with-this-new-project/