We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney
Lately I’ve been really taking in what I’ve heard about “how do you expect to get different results doing the same thing.” This quote is one of those obvious things, but I can’t tell you how many times I wanted a different result but didn’t change my actions.
I remember with my weight in particular I remember when I was at my highest of 180 lbs I would go walking in the park. By doing this I expected to lose a lot of weight. I would keep this up for a week or two and stop because it seemed to go no where. The thing is at that time I still ate horrible and even though I was doing good walking it wasn’t enough to burn all the calories I was consuming.
It’s almost like I knew what I had to do to get the results I wanted but kept choosing to do the same thing that obviously didn’t work. It wasn’t until I started cutting out bad foods, exercising everyday, and living a more active lifestyle that I started seeing results. I knew I needed to do that before yet I was lazy and just stuck to the old way that didn’t work.
I’m sure all of you reading this can relate on some level to all of this. Maybe you are a teacher and your students aren’t focusing the way you want them to. Well instead of doing the lesson like you always do try spicing it up to see how that works. Maybe you have trouble in the lady department. Well maybe try another way of attracting woman instead of your cheesy pick up lines. Maybe you keep receiving bad grades on your exams. Well maybe you could get a tutor.
See there’s other ways to go about things yet so many of us will stick with the same teaching plan, flirt the same way, or not invest in a tutor and we will still expect different results. I have been this person hardcore and it’s not until recently that I have been enlightened to this idea.
Most of you know I’m a waitress and what I can tell you is that I learn this lesson constantly everyday. I learn what people like, how people take it when I do/ don’t do something, what people really care about, etc. I am constantly changing certain ways I do things to in the end learning better methods to earn more tips.
If I used the same method as when I first begun I wouldn’t be making near as much as I am now. It’s about learning from experience and putting the information you learned into action. For example I might find a better way to greet guests. I then can use that to hopefully start a great first impression and in the end get more of a reward in tips by doing something different then I was doing before.
This same thing goes for whatever else you want to apply in your life too. If you’re not getting what you want in life simply ask yourself how you can do something differently to get the result you desire. You may have to try different paths but that is not a waste, because when you fail one way you still learn. You learn that that’s not the way to do it and it helps you eliminate it and move on the another way that will work better. So in the end you’re not really failing you’re just learning.
I want to dare all of you reading this if you are wanting a different result in your life to some situation try doing it in a different way. I know I’m for sure going to start doing this more in my life because who doesn’t want more results that are in their favor? I hope your day is going great!!
Catch you all tomorrow,