GBL072: You Can’t Keep Doing the Same Things and Expect Different Results

Imagine if you had a square block and you’re trying to fit it into a round hole. The size of the hole is roughly the same size of the block. You keep trying to push it in, but of course it doesn’t go in. You try to put it in from a different angle. You think maybe a different side will work. Still it doesn’t go in.

You push it really hard through thinking the force will squeeze the cube inside the round hole. Doesn’t help at all.

How long would it take for the square block to finally go through the round hole? It’ll never go in the way it is.

This is what we try to do when we try to get the result we want. We try to force our way in. We keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results. We think, somehow, that by the power of a miracle the block will go right in.

That’s gotta stop.

Let’s go back to the example. How can you fit the square block into the round hole? You have to try a different way.

So you get some tools and cut away the corners. You try to fit it in and it’s better but still not going in. So you keep chipping away at the block until it finally fits into the round hole.

In today’s episode, I talk about how valuable this advice was to me and how to apply it to your own life.



Join the free Get Busy Living group

Are you on Facebook already? If so, join the Get Busy living community there. Click here to join right now.

Subscribe to the Show

To make sure you don’t miss a single episode of the podcast, subscribe with your favorite platform.

iTunes – Sticher – RSS

Review the Podcast in iTunes

If you enjoyed the show, please rate and review my podcast in iTunes. This will help tremendously in getting the word out. Thank you!

Like what you read?
If so, please join to get exclusive weekly inspirational emails, and get a FREE COPY of my eBook, Get a Life That Doesn't Suck. Just enter your name and email below:

Powered by WPSubscribers
  • Williamson

    It is great article. A very valuable post. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • Dear admin thanks For sharing Such Information. Your Article is a Very Useful.Your article is fantastic and encouraging to us.

  • Thank You For Share an Great article, It is really helpful Post & Respect Your Idea.
    I want to say more some thing But Some one already say That.Carry On

  • Thoughtful example…I agree with you. 🙂

  • Matt Ng

    I totally agree you can’t keep on doing the same thing again and again if there zero progress, I think there is a balance between hard work and smart work, plus wasnt Einstein that said You Can’t Keep Doing the Same Things and Expect Different Results

  • This is generally attributed to Einstein in most online quote collections.. Why do we keep repeating the same things even after getting the same result..!!