I cannot count the number of times I have mindlessly done the same thing over and over again and expected to somehow get a different result. This is because doing things different from what we have always done doesn’t feel good or safe. I’m stubborn. More than most I don’t like doing things outside of my routine… Do you know what it is called when you always do the same thing over and over expecting different results? That is the definition of insanity…
I’m not saying doing things a certain way every time is wrong. We need routine as creatures and we all have habits. When we get stuck on doing routines or habits for their own sake we are putting ourselves at risk of stagnating. Ask yourself, “why am I doing it this way?” If your answer is that this is the way you have always done it and you aren’t happy with the results anymore it may be time to try something new.
“I have found the best way to learn is through my failures!”
Going outside of your routine can be unsettling. It seems more unsettling to me to mindlessly continue to do something I know isn’t working. If you aren’t sure about trying something new, don’t worry! Worst case scenario you just go back to doing it the way you did before. Don’t lose heart, you may try several new things before you find something that works for you and that’s ok too! I have found the best way to learn is through my failures! Also, don’t be afraid to ask other people what they do in similar situations. Chances are someone else has gone through the same thing.