What’s the definition of insanity?
Doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome – right?
Well, it’s about that time of year again, when most of us unknowingly opt for the path of the insane… the ritual of making a few last-minute resolutions.
We commit to getting in shape, losing weight, spending less time at work, making more money– whatever— we all have variations of the same list.
The problem is, most of us fail to achieve our resolutions and simply repeat the process the following year.
Let’s test your level of insanity (takes less than 5 minutes):
- Divide a single sheet of paper into four boxes.
- Above the top left box, write “2016” and above the top right box, write “2006”
- In the top left box write down THREE things that are going your way today.
- In the bottom left box note THREE things with which you are not experiencing the success you’d hoped for this year (issues, habits, goals, etc.).
- Now repeat steps 3 & 4 for the “2006” column on the right – based on your recollection of what was going well in 2006 (top right box) and what wasn’t going so well (bottom right box).
The greater the similarity, the greater the insanity!!
How are you trending?
Are you riding off to new horizons or hangin’ with old ghosts and demons?
We tried this back in 2011 and readers consistently self-reported high-levels of insanity… how about you?
For me, I’m going to lose 10 pounds in 2017, which is totally different from 2006. Because back then, I only needed to lose 5 pounds. 😉
As always, I invite you to share your thoughts with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.