“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
My girlfriend Joy and I talk almost every single day. Friends since 10th grade, we have gone from double dating, cutting classes and wearing each other’s clothes to relocating, raising children, saying goodbye to our parents (and each of us to a brother), and basically everything in between. Though she lives back in NY and I in Florida, we hardly miss a day and most of our conversations span everything from the mood of the day, what the scale reports and what we ate for breakfast, to brainstorming on major medical decisions and talking each other through some of the toughest days of our lives. For many years, we got together every Friday afternoon with other good girlfriends, for what affectionately called “group therapy.” IT CERTAINLY WAS.
Last week we got into a discussion about making change happen. “That’s ok, I am good with course correction,” she said, regarding something that I no longer remember, and is no longer pertinent. COURSE CORRECTION. I love that expression. I have thought about it a lot since that conversation last week.
How many times have people said to me “but Bonni, I use that treadmill for an hour every single day and I haven’t lost a pound,” or “I already eat all the right foods, I can’t understand why the scale isn’t budging.” Here’s the answer to those dilemmas and so many more that are much bigger than food and weight. Change it up! COURSE CORRECTION.
Scroll back to the top and re-read Einstein’s quote. Write it down. Read it regularly. Make it your mantra. Believe it because Einstein, after all, was a genius!
Have a wonderful weekend. If you are observing the holiday this evening/tomorrow, I wish you an easy fast and a very happy new year filled with all the sweetness life has to offer. What better time is there than to think about how you might want to correct YOUR course. As Led Zeppellin penned and sang so poetically, “yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”