Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 35, February 8

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

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.

1 comment:

  1. That's just it, Jane. We do what we can, even knowing before we start out that it will be inadequate. We often (usually) need the Savior's help just to start. He also helps us to keep going. Then we hit the wall, and we call out for help. Our Savior helps us all along the way, making us more than what we are.