“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
I saw this quote on a friend's Facebook page and immediately fell in love with it. Despite my approval of the sentiment, though, I find that I continue to repeat past behavior that hasn't brought the desired results.
While I occasionally consider myself to be a person of some intelligence, I know I am not being wise when I hold onto habits and thoughts and feelings that halt my progress, both in this life and in that to come. (Oh, yes, there is a life to come, one in which we will be judged by our actions and behavior here.)
What can I do to stop repeating foolish choices? I can use discipline. (Alas, that is in short supply in my stash of traits.) I can try hypnosis. Or I can beg the Savior to change me.
This I know for sure: if I want to change, I need the help of a Higher Power, a Divine Friend, and my Lord and Savior.