We know the old saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
Yet, we don’t make the connection.
We don’t change.
It appears so simple when you think through it. Something isn’t working well. Let’s try something completely different. Simple. Yet so hard.
I believe it’s hard because we have an ego.
We don’t want to believe it’s that simple and we don’t want to give up our hard-headed approach to thinking we are right.
“Maybe everything is wrong and eventually it’ll change to align with us.” is what we tell ourselves.
Being wrong might be one of the most uncomfortable yet vulnerable things we can do as human beings. It shows humility. It shows strength. It proves we are confident in ourselves.
So, maybe that’s why it’s hard to change because we are not confident with ourselves. We are holding on to these deep-rooted beliefs from a past self. A past self, while quite younger and less experienced than us, still holds all of the power.
We know how to take that power away. It might be scary at first to do it.
We must do the work and expose ourselves to…well, ourselves.
What are we hiding in there that is so scary to come out? So scary to hear from. So scary to meet straight on.
We don’t have to do any of it. We can keep going about our lives like nothing is wrong.
But, then again, isn’t that the definition of insanity?