If what you are doing isn’t working do something else, is a popular phrase that I heard today and it made me wonder what’s the meaning behind this phrase because few of us ever stop and think when we hear it.
The first thing that springs to mind is Einstein’s definition of Insanity, he described Insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
So I want you to think about the last time when you travelled along a familiar road, maybe it’s the road to work or maybe it’s another road you travel along on a regular basis, now ask yourself isn’t it funny that every time you take this path you end up at the same destination.
In fact it’s obvious every time you take that road you end up in the same place, so what I need to ask you now is how do you get to a different destination?
To go to a different place we need to take a different path, maybe that path’s unfamiliar, perhaps it’s a new path all together but it’s almost always a different path and it’s the same in life.
In life if what we are doing isn’t leading us to where we want to go, or you feel stuck in a place that you don’t want to be, you need to make a change and take a different path, and by taking the right path you will have much more chance of getting to where you want to go.
Maybe this is something you can ponder the next time you take that familiar journey or perhaps even better this advice may help you the the next time you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall, because if what you are doing isn’t working you need to do something else, and once we accept this perhaps then it’s time we contemplate another famous quote by Einstein that “Logic will get you form A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere”.