I really, really like this quote from Professor Einstein. It brings to mind the business maxim “your system is perfectly designed to achieve the results you’re getting.”
It also reminds me of the well-known definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing and expecting different results.”
To be fair, some of our problems aren’t of our own creation, and we’re just doing the best we can to get out of them. But many of the undesirable circumstances in which we find ourselves? Yeah, we can lay much of the blame squarely at our own doorstep.
Maybe we had a skewed view on how we should best spend our time.
Maybe we prioritized the wrong things.
Maybe we convinced ourselves that “the ends justify the means.”
Maybe we were persuaded that this bad habit, or that indulgence, or that indiscretion, were really no big deal.
And now we’re in a mess, and we have to get out of it.
The Bible calls it “repentance,” and it means to turn around, turn away from your previous pattern of behavior and thinking.
We can’t fix our problems without first fixing our thinking.
Hope all’s well out there, friends, and God bless.