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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Definition of Insanity...


We all know that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.


That begs the question: why do we continue to do it?
  • We keep doing the same thing with our food (we keep eating the same way) and wonder why we are not healthier or leaner
  • We keep doing the same thing with our thoughts and wonder why we are not happier or less stressed
  • We keep doing the same thing with our bodies (or, better said, we keep not doing the same things with our bodies), and wonder why our backs hurt, or why we have migraines, or why we feel so tense and stressed
I believe much of it happens because of inertia. We simply don't make the effort to make the required change. To get up the initiative, to become more pro-active, to acquire the discipline we need in order to form the new habit, by becoming aware and leaving our comfort zone, is actually the topic of another post, but I would put to you the sentence we have all heard so many times before: if you keep doing the same thing over and over again, it would be insane to expect different results.

So get ready for the changes you'd like to make in your immediate future by preparing yourself mentally to begin to leave that inertia behind, and to recognize that getting up and doing something is just as hard or as easy to maintain - once you are in the rhythm - as it is to maintain the habit of inertia - once you are in that rhythm. So remember: it's much more your frame of mind and the inner dialogue you have with yourself that can bring about changes than anything else.

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