No matter what your occupation, I’m sure at one point in time you have heard those words uttered. If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got. Perhaps not the most grammatically eloquent phrase ever coined, but truer words never spoken.
Listening to The Dave Ramsey Show on the way home from work the other day, he was talking to one of his callers about the definition of insanity. Another well turned phrases that we have all both heard and spoken many times in our lives. It struck me how these two phrases are directly related to one another. It dawned on me that both my wife Yvonne and I have been yearning for change in our lives. We have gone so far as to clearly define our goals, heck, I even put pen to paper and created an outline in the form of a Power Point Presentation to reach that goal.
The title of that presentation was Freedom 2013.
Freedom 2013 was our formula for changing our lives, and achieving our goals. These were clearly defined steps to be taken during 2013, that would provide us with the foundation for making the necessary changes that would clear the way to Freedom 2013. With the Plan in place, all was ready. But as we approach the end of 2013, the Year of Preparation, we find ourselves exactly where we were one year ago. Dreaming of change, and wondering where the the time went.
Back to Dave Ramsey. As he coached the woman on the phone, he went on to say that the the solution to her problem was simple. It involved simply making choices and decisions. Dreaming is not enough. Planing is good, but it will not bring about change. Making clear decisions and implementing those choices is the only way to bring about change. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity.
Enough with the insanity! Change will come to those who are bold enough to seek it out and embrace it.