We have all heard that saying “The definition of crazy is to keep doing the same thing but expecting different results.”
If you want different results in your business and/or your personal economy (your success), you have to do something different.
But often, we get bogged down in the routine, develop tunnel vision, and don’t know what to do differently or how to do it if we did know.
Here’s a quick tip to help you break loose so that you can more easily see and do different things in your life and in your business.
Find seven things you can do differently for seven days.
They don’t have to be large things. Even very small things will work. Things like putting on your left shoe first, instead of your right… or vice versa. Or taking an alternate way to the office/work/shop. Or using your left hand instead of your right to hold your coffee mug.
The idea is that you will have to use different parts of your brain to do those tasks. It will break you out of your mental rut and rewire (even if slightly) your brain.
Some of the things I did recently were to start my shaving routine on the left side of my face instead of the right. I put my left sock on first and, later, my left shoe first. I work from a home office, so I didn’t try to go an alternate route.
However, I learned to juggle many years ago but I don’t do it very often, now. So, I decided to attempt juggling every day for the seven days. There were lots of dropped juggling cubes. But, it still had its effect.
I didn’t do the coffee cup thing because I had already done that several weeks before (I had strained my right wrist so I was sort of forced to use my left hand for holding the coffee cup for a while.)
The size of the change isn’t as important as the actual doing.
Will it feel uncomfortable? Yes, at first. Will you mess up and start performing the action on autopilot? Probably… especially at first. But it gets better.
By the time you have done these alternate actions for seven days, they will start to feel more natural. In fact, you may find it feeling just a bit uncomfortable to revert to the old way of doing things. That’s okay. It indicates that your brain is starting to rewire to the new pathway.
Once you have done this exercise for the seven days, then look again at your life, at your business, at your efforts to succeed. I’ll bet this time things that can be changed will stand out for you. And when you change them, you are certain to get different results.
So go ahead. Pick 7 things that you will do differently for 7 days. Then do them. Then, notice the results.
What is your experience with this? Please share with us in the comments.