“Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving and as I was busy with preparations for the family dinner I was mindful to notice the many blessings I had to be thankful for.
It has been a very difficult year in many respects and at the same time a most terrific year, the flow of life. My personal belief is that the difficult times give me an opportunity to grow by stretching me beyond my ‘safe’ limits while the easy times allow me to catch my breath, enjoy the results of my efforts and prepare me for the next growth spurt.
The thing that stands out most for me from this past weekend is how just when I think I’ve got it ‘right’ I find that I don’t. My children are usually the first to help me see this and back to the drawing board I go. I read somewhere that failure is good; each time I fail, I fail better and if I don’t give up I will eventually run out of ways to fail and that’s when I’ll get it ‘right’. I don’t know about you but I find this VERY exciting! There are only two key prerequisites that I must remember: each failure must be due to a different response from whatever my previous one(s) was and I must not quit until there is nothing left but success. It’s simply a process of elimination.
I am thankful for my children and the many opportunities they give me to stop the insanity!
Who helps you to stop the insanity?