And Now For Something Completely Different
Do you sometimes feel like your life is stuck on autopilot? Like you keep on running into the same problems and situations over and over again? Like no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot get ahead? It could be that instead of trying harder you need to try something altogether different.
Just remember what Albert Einstein, the king of thinking outside the box says. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
The one constant inside and outside of everything that happens to you, is you. So it makes sense, to fix your problems, you need to reassess how you approach them.
Look at your patterns
Think about your regular patterns. When you feel overwhelmed with work do you dig in and work harder or do you go for a little lie down to clear your head? Whatever you normally do, think about trying something entirely different.
See out new perspectives
Approach problems and situations from a perspective you’ve never tried before. Ask the opinions of people who are completely outside of the people you normally ask, even if they’re not in your field. Sometimes they can see something that would simply never have occurred to you.
It’s easy for all of us to get stuck in patterns of thought and behavior without thinking about them, precisely because we don’t think about them. Autopilot cannot take you to new uncharted destinations. It can only take you where it’s set to go. So turn the autopilot off and seek out those new uncharted routes!