Monday, September 24, 2012

Keep Doing the Same Things, Keep Getting the Same Results

Whether it's in your personal life or business, if you keep doing the same things you will keep getting the same results. We want to get different results yet we often repeat the pattern and yet we expect something different. Think about that, if you're doing anything in business and it's not yielding sales or desired results, why keep doing the same thing? I like to say 1 + 1 = 2 every time. Or I can be cute and say, you can't "sort of" be pregnant. You either are or you aren't ... there is no between. So, if you do X and you get Y and you think you should get Z, ask yourself what in that formula doesn't work? This rigid pattern can only be broken by you deciding to do A to finally get Z. So, let me use a personal example. If you want a different reaction from someone yet you continually do X behavior and you continue to get Y results when you want Z results, you have to stop doing X and take a different approach. Why does this sound so simple yet it's not? Well, because we get locked into patterns of behaviors and reactions -- and those can be hard to break. You have to consciously decide to be and act differently if you want different results. Try it sometime. You will be pleasantly surprised at the shift it causes toward your Z results.

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