Why Doing The Same Thing and Expecting Different Results Is Insane

I do a 10km walk most Sundays with my husband. I don’t say that to show off my exercise regime or the fact that I have a husband or the fact that we are both fit enough in our mid-fifties to go on a weekly 10km hike or the fact that after all these years of marriage, we still like each other enough to do this together. No, I say that to make a different point altogether and I promise I will get to that point eventually but while I am on the topic, I have grown enough as a human being to be able to be grateful for all the things listed above, rather than take them for granted. 


But I digress….


On the subject of digression, on our walk last Sunday, I decided I wanted to do something different. There is an offshoot to the path we normally walk that I have always been intrigued by so we decided to follow the path to see where it took us. After all, what was the worst that could happen? We could get lost, in which case we had our map or find out it was a dead-end and turn around and come back.


On the positive side, we could discover another interesting route to add to our walk. So what happened? We discovered the view in the photo above. That is me in that photo, taking in the view. I couldn’t believe that just less than 10 minutes from the beaten track, was this beautiful expanse of water, with lily pads everywhere. It was such a beautiful day and the sun just beaming on the water was just a joy to behold. I have been ten minutes close to this beauty spot countless times and never knew it was there.


How many times have you stuck to the same path out of feelings of:


  • Fear 
  • Misplaced loyalty 
  • Inadequacy
  • Mistrust 
  • It happens to others but me
  • I need to stay in my lane
  • This is as good as it going to get
  • I should be grateful for my lot
  • It could be worse


I could go on but you get my drift. You can’t keep walking down the same path and expect things to change. Granted, it takes courage to decide to do something different but don’t you think you are worth some excitement?


Don’t be one of those mad people, stuck in a rut and still doing the same thing day in, day out. If you are not happy with your lot, the only person that can change your life is you and all that it requires is the courage to go off the beaten track.


You can have the job of your dreams, the fit body to allow you to really enjoy your life, you can be the mother you want to be and watch your children thrive and you can be in the relationship of your dreams.


It doesn’t require a degree in rocket science, all you need to do is the courage to do something different, to step off the beaten track and stumble on a stunning view that is patiently waiting for you.


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