Insanity is a strong word, isn’t it? Do you know someone you believe is insane? How do you feel about them? Does insanity mean something bad to you, something negative or something that is unsanitary or unpleasant?
For the focus of this blog post, let’s take insanity out of the clinical and psychiatric and place it into the context of everyday life.
And let’s use a definition and meaning that has more relevance, impact and truth for everyday life.
Insanity: doing the same thing again and again, expecting a different result.
Let me ask a question a different way: Where in your life is there an action you do over and over, and you believe the result will be different?
Or perhaps you hold a belief and do things the same way, and as you maintain it you hope that one day things will change?
Do you want to be slimmer and fitter? Yet the same food and meals seem to appear on your plate, and you end the day no further ahead than when you began. Perhaps the same intentions at the beginning of the day fizzled out before lunchtime.
Or you have an expectation repeating again and again, and you believe you will get a different result? Any repeating loops in your relationship? Or do you find yourself dating the same issues but with a different face?
Do you find yourself having the same unsuccessful result in your business over and over again? Being able to repeat a strategy that generates success is great, however you’re dealing with the failure strategy that has been repeated over and over again.
Are you doing the same old thing again and again in your social life? And that same story is going on in your inner self-talk.
Like banging your head against a wall repeatedly and expecting a different result, many people get stuck in a loop of repeating patterns, beliefs and actions, and they keep getting the same result. Worse yet, this behavior is often unconscious, frequently automatic and always destined to fail.
Using the same methods and expecting a different result is most unlikely to succeed. It is the insanity approach!
My only response is this: Stop the insanity!
How do you get out of this loop, get off that hamster wheel, drop that repeating limited thinking?
One of the biggest shifts that became big news in the physical fitness industry is called muscle confusion. There are programs and techniques built on this methodology, and the results are very impressive, rapid and different from the old fashioned repetitive methods. The P90X system is based on it and it really works.
Doing something different gets different results. Simply, effectively, and logically!
Finding another way, getting creative and experimenting with different methods is a guarantee of escape from insanity! As my dear friend and mentor Niurka says, FLEXIBILITY IS POWER.
If you are aware that this insanity is plaguing certain areas of your life, and you want support, guidance, and redirection, don’t panic! I have specialized tools and instruments in my coaching toolkit that will assist you immediately with breaking the loop and patterns that have gotten in the way in the past. Whether you have loops in your relationships, habits, beliefs, business or anywhere else, I can help! Drop me a line and let’s STOP THE INSANITYtogether!