Einstein’s definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. He also said: ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.’ Clearly you need to do something different if you want to change anything.
Einstein’s words of wisdom explain how difficult it is to solve your own self-made problems and increase your level of response ability. He knew a whole new level of thinking was required – some powerful new software – to resolve problems.
Your given software – what you believe and think – determines the choices you make.
I believe therefore it is impossible for anyone, doing their best, to get things wrong. We can only make a decision or chose using the knowledge and experience we have at the time.
Only with one extra ingredient can a poor choice or decision be recognised. That ingredient is hindsight. It’s important to understand that your choice at the time was NOT your mistake, whatever its consequences – In reality it was a learning opportunity.
So, if a choice you make with the knowledge and understanding you have at the time doesn’t give you the result you want. it should be clear that you need new knowledge to make a different and better choice. With brand new software and knowledge you will have a greater range of choices to help you get those better results.
Imagine typing words into your computer, yet on the screen only some mumbo jumbo appears that you don’t understand. You would look at your computer screen in amazement, maybe have a little laugh about it, and try again. But if the problem continued you’d soon have your computer re-programmed with new software. If that didn’t work you’d probably change your computer altogether. Of course, that’s not an option when it’s your brain we’re talking about.
Without your new software – a new way of thinking and new knowledge – you will continue making the same mistakes over and over again. That’s how you’re programmed.
But how do you get this new software? BST, a personal coach or mentor can help you discover new knowledge and life skills.
You cannot rely on your present set of beliefs, knowledge or experience to solve the issues that have been created by those beliefs, knowledge and experience. You’ll simply go round in circles. To change things, you need to increase your emotional intelligence, and to do that you need to raise your response ability level.
Finding someone or something like BST to provide you with new beliefs will increase your knowledge base and expand your experiences, giving you greater understanding and more choices.