Einstein allegedly defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
How many of us have tried to diet and exercise and repeatedly failed? How many of us go to the gym or for walks every day but never achieve the level of fitness we’d like?
The answer, it seems, lies in your ability to adapt, overcome and grow. I read a lot. I'm currently reading The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck. Great book… I strongly recommend it. Anyway, everything I read agrees that growth (mental, spiritual – even physical) should be something you strive for and continue to do until the day you die. In the gym, we say that you’re either moving forward or backward. There is no standing still.
How would you describe your fitness endeavors? Are they insanely routine and unchanging, yielding no noticeable results, or are they characterized and even evidenced by constant attempts at growth and improvement? If something isn’t working, do you change it and try something new or do you just keep at it and tell yourself, “At least I'm trying…”
Focus on results. If you’re getting them, keep up what you’re doing. If not, attempt to change, adapt and grow. If you need help, contact me. I’ll meet you in the gym and well brainstorm together – free of charge.
I’ll leave you with this quote by Bruce Feirstein – “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”