Friday, September 19, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 263

No matter how many times you bang your head against the wall, it is still going to hurt the next time you do it. #QuoteADay #Day263 #edchat

It’s frustrating when people keep doing things over and over again, despite the fact that they aren’t getting different results.  What’s even worse is when we know deep down that what we’re doing isn’t effective, yet we keep doing so anyway.

Change is never easy.  In fact, sometimes, it is incredibly challenging.  But, if all the data points to what we’re doing as not working, then we have to change.

Doing the same thing over and over again in hopes that the next time it will work is an exercise in futility, a losing battle with learning, and a lack of leadership.

And yet, we’ve all done this before.

The best way to avoid falling into this trap is to set clear and simple goals to dig ourselves out of the rut we’re currently in.  Oftentimes, we keep doing the same “broken” think over and over again because the leap to what might work is too great.  By setting small goals and taking tiny steps, we can begin a longer trek towards making things work, and just as importantly, changing our mindset to showcase the importance of change and the damage of the status quo.

Doing the same thing multiple times in hopes of a different outcome is a huge waste of time and energy.  In today’s world, who can afford to waste either one?

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