Different results require a different approach (quotes)

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten

  • If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Tony Robbins
  • If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got. W. L. Bateman
  • Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. Albert Einstein
  • Unless you start doing something different, you are in for more of the same.
  • If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.  Stephen Covey
  • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  Lao Tzu
  • If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.  Fay Weldon
  • You cannot hope to solve any problem using the same energy that created the problem.  Neale Donald Walsch
  • Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.  Frank Zappa
  • Doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better.  Charles J. Givens
  • To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.
  • If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.  Peter F. Drucker
  • It’s not difficult to predict tomorrow when you do the same things today that you did yesterday. Ralph Womer
  • If you keep doing the same thing, it’s silly to expect you’ll get a different result. Jerry Bruckner
  • If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Tony Robbins
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To get different results in life, try a totally different approach

  • Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn
  • It’s impossible to make real improvements to our lives unless we do things differently. Brian Tracy
  • If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.  Thomas Jefferson
  • When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. Tuli Kupferberg
  • To achieve what you’ve never achieved before, you need to do what you’ve never done before.
  • There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.  Franz Kafka
  • It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.  Tim Ferriss
  • The second assault on the same problem should come from a totally different direction.  Tom Hirshfield
  • If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.  Sir Francis Bacon
  • If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.  John D. Rockefeller
  • If you’re already in a hole, it is no use to continue digging.  Roy W. Walters
  • To get what you want, STOP doing what isn’t working. Denis Waitley
  • Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.  Frank Tyger
  • Perhaps the way to meet tomorrow’s challenges is not to use yesterday’s solutions, but to dare to think the previously unthinkable, to speak the previously unspeakable, and to try that which was previously out of the question.  Neale Donald Walsch
  • If you want different you have to think and act different. Pat Croce
  • Experimentation

Experiment and learn from your mistakes

  • Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. Mary Lou Cook
  • All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Life is trying things to see if they work.  Ray Bradbury
  • Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
  • When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.  Wheeler Wilcox
  • MistakesFailure

If you’ve done it the same way for a while, look it over carefully

  • After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully.  After five years, look at it with suspicion.  And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.  Alfred Edward Perlman
  • He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.  Francis Bacon
  • Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.  Francis Bacon

Know there is always a better way

  • The practical man is the adventurer, the investigator, the believer in research, the asker of questions, the man who refuses to believe that perfection has been attained…. It is always safe to assume, not that the old way is wrong, but that there may be a better way.  Henry R. Harrower
  • No way of looking at things is too sacred to be reconsidered. No way of doing things is beyond improvement.  Edward De Bono
  • We may have a perfectly adequate way of doing something, but that does not mean there cannot be a better way. So we set out to find an alternative way. This is the basis of any improvement that is not fault correction or problem solving.  Edward De Bono
  • There’s a way to do it better – find it. Thomas A. Edison
  • You don’t understand anything unless you understand there are at least 3 ways. M. Minsky