Manage episode 335553125 series 2377685
You’ve probably heard it said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Humans are creatures of habit. Those habits we live by can either be good ones; or, as is often the case, they can be not-so-good ones. The development of habits, whether they are good or bad, is the same... you keep repeating the same behavior, making the same choice, over and over and over. Eventually, your repeated choice creates a pathway in your brain – just like repeated footsteps create a path in the woods – that leads you to a particular destination or result. If you want to get to a different destination, you’re going to need to take a different path. But clearing and creating a new path is hard work! I have a habit of working out every weekday. Some days I run; other days I go to the gym. Recently, I shared that I have a new fitness goal... to be able to do one handstand push-up by the end of summer. If I continue to just do my ‘default’ workout routine, it’s very unlikely that I’ll achieve my goal. Running won’t increase my upper body strength at all. Though it’s a good habit, it won’t get me where I want to go. Even if I increase my distance or improve my pace, becoming a better runner won’t help me accomplish that handstand push-up. I must do something different if I want a different kind of outcome. We are in week four of our series, Love, Dates and Heartbreaks. Do you find yourself stuck in a rut, relationally speaking? Are you hoping for a different result with your next relationship? Or just hoping that something will change in your current one? If you want a different outcome, you’re gonna need a different strategy! I’m gonna accomplish that handstand push-up. I’ve made some changes to my routine; I’m doing things a little bit differently. Is it easy? Of course not. I have to think a bit differently, and not just rely on my old habits. But I want the outcome enough to make the changes. Do you?