We’ve all heard the saying by Albert Einstein, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I should probably tattoo that on my forearm so that I don’t forget it! I’m one of those people who tends to do the same thing over and over again and hope for different results. What about you?
It’s sad that time goes so fast that we waste several years before realizing we are living as if we are insane. It is like getting lost while driving, and you know you are lost, but you don’t stop and ask for directions. We just go in circles until we are exhausted and stressed out, and then we stop and ask for help. If we had just done that to start with we would have saved ourselves time and enormous amounts of stress!
When I was approximately 30 years-old I was selling cars, and took a very wise man on a test drive. He was getting ready to retire from the pharmaceutical industry, and he was going to pay cash for red Toyota Sierra (mini-man). You are thinking, “Why in the hell would he buy a MINI-VAN aren’t you? Well, it was because he had a bunch of buddies, and he said he wanted to load them all up to go play golf. As we talked about life he said something to me I have never forgotten. He said, “You need to pick a path and stay on it.” I’m not saying that is great advice for everyone, but looking back it was great advice for me. He was simply telling me I had to quit jumping from one profession to another, or I would never truly smell the roses of success. He was an older gentlemen who knew time goes by quickly, and one day you will wake up and ask yourself, “Where did the time go and what did I do with it?”
My point today is simple. I’ve made the mistake of going through life having many dreams, but never focusing on one long enough to make it come true. And with all of that being said I should make one more point. The first step is having the dream. The dream that you know you have been equipped to fulfill if given the time to pursue it. The dream that when pursued will make you want to get out of bed each morning. The dream that will put you on the path. The path that will likely keep you from going in circles and insane.
So join me if you will! Let’s choose to quit making one change after another, and make the change we know we need to make for 2015. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of going around in circles.