The quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results” attributed to Einstein; does not actually define insanity as many might believe. It also does not imply a dogged pursuit or determination. It means that we should be willing to change ourselves, if we want different results. A person wants to do great things, while maintaining the same routine. He wants to stay within his comfort zone. That is what Einstein implies.
Expand Your Comfort Zone
Everyone has dreams and wishes to achieve. Often they are just wishful thinking. A person employed on salary dreams of owning a big car, house and many other luxuries of life. He doesn’t see that doing the same thing in the job, may never bring him the desired results. Either he should enhance his capabilities to get better salary or invest his abilities in a new venture.
Without changing himself in any way, if he continues to follow the same routine and then expects a miraculous financial result and owning luxurious assets, would be his foolishness. The idea here is to come out of the comfort zone and accept new challenges and also adopt new changes within oneself.
Be Willing to Change Yourself
Change is something that frightens and unnerves many. Change is always something new and unfamiliar. We are accustomed to our old ways and feel comfortable in our cocoons. The moments are required to change our attitudes, thinking and ways of doing things, we feel uncomfortable. Yet we yearn to achieve many things.
How is it possible if we continue to do the same thing in the same old way? It is said that unless you do something different, you cannot achieve anything different. It is like the bullocks whose eyes are covered and who are made to run round and round in an oil-pressing mill. They follow the same track days in and out. The same path takes you to the same destination.
If you want to change your destination, you will have to take a different path. The only constant in life is change. So rather than be pushed by change, we must adapt to change before it affects us. Remember, dinosaurs were giant animals and they ruled the earth at one time. However, they could not adapt to the change and they perished.
Always remember this wise saying that doing the same thing again and again will give you the same result. If you want a different result or a better result, you will have to work differently and work better.
Written By: Raj Kumar Hansdah