Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sanity vs insanity

Sometimes I wonder why it is so hard to learn something. Especially when over and over you have tried it and it really doesn't work for you. I was talking to my son the other day about this and he gave me this quote...

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results."

Not sure, but I think it was an insult! :) I try to explain to my kids some of the faults and unproductive habits that I have and see what their input is. Nice that they are all older now and we are all growing and learning together. They amaze me at the wisdom they have. It seems like the answer to some of my problems should be as easy as... "JUST DON'T THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY, OR DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT". For me that has always been easier said than done, for I have always been a PLEASER, oh... I know that isn't good or healthy for me but old habits are hard to break. Today I once again had an experience like that and I sit here and wonder why some things are so hard to learn or change. Then I remembered these quotes...

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." ~ Alan Cohen

"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."  ~ Charles Kettering

  And so I will go to bed and try again tomorrow to be the person I need to be and just remember to keep trying. Good night dear friends, thanks for all you teach me.

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