“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Both of these quotes from Albert Einstein are very similar to another quote I used for a previous One-Liner Wednesday post. That quote, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten,” is also widely attributed to Einstein, but according to my research, it was originally put forth by Jessie Potter, an educator and counselor on family relationships and human sexuality.
The point is, in all three of these quotes, that if you want to achieve a different result, you need to do things in a different way. Thinking like you’ve always thought, doing what you’ve always done, and acting like you’ve always acted will not get you anything different from what you’ve been getting. And if that’s your objective — to get a different outcome — then same ol’ same ol’ just doesn’t cut it.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.