Thursday, October 9, 2008

Insanity Defined

I love Albert Einstein's definition of insanity:
"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results."
You can see many people just like that:
1. An employee who dreams of becoming rich some day but is too afraid to take risk in business and is somewhat contented with his wages and Christmas bonuses. He neither thinks of saving up some money to invest in something more profitable.
2. A sedentary, obese person who dreams of landing a gig as a cover model of Men's Health magazine but is too lazy to lift a dumbbell or go out and exercise.
3. Or a student who dreams of graduating with honors but who lacks the discipline to study his lessons and make it as one of his priority.
If you look around you, you may notice that many people seemed to have given up their dreams and lost all hope for a better future. It is depressing yes, that's why lately I'm not tuning in to the news because most often than not it focuses more on the "negative" events which make you all the more cynical and pessimistic. Indeed, there is a very high price to pay when we choose not to change for the better. The antidote to this insanity is a single-minded purposeness, perseverance, and the willingness to ACT and do the right thing. It will challenge us to get out of our comfort zones and it can be frightening, but isn't it when we're out of our comfort zones that we feel happier and more alive?

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