One of the most over-used clichés is attributed to Albert Einstein a German physicist. Einstein developed the theory of relativity and was also awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his explanation of the phenomenon known as the photoelectric effect.
He came up with at doozy of a definition for insanity and it really clicked (or clichéd?).
Here it is:
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
It’s so simple it’s beautiful. So leave it to the inventor of the Theory of Relativity to set us straight on insanity. You see, scientists prove out ideas (their vision) by testing for differences. When results change during the testing process then that is considered scientific progress. When they remain the same, no progress – and doing the same thing over and over again is, well, kooky.
Being persistent doesn’t mean continuing to do the same thing you have been doing and still expecting different results. If you are at a plateau in whatever you are striving, then it’s time to change up the ingredients.
Usually this means getting beyond something you fear, or dread.
Reflect on your goals. Are you stuck and not achieving things quickly enough or not at all? Ask a member of your trusted circle of mentors or peers how they would handle this blockage. It’s not acceptable to keep doing what isn’t working for you so try something different.