Do you always get what you’ve always got?

Henry Ford and his T model car

Tired of not getting results? Not getting what you want in work and in life? Stuck in a rut?

Depending on who you Google, you might thank either the innovative Henry Ford or the inspirational Tony Robbins for reminding you of the following.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”.

Conceptually simple, but surprisingly difficult to implement. Why? It requires change, influence, persuasion, time, effort.  And we’re hardwired to resist it.

More on this in upcoming posts. For now, have a good weekend. While you’re at it though, try and do something new, different. It’s good for your perspective.

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One response to “Do you always get what you’ve always got?

  1. I love this quote, along with its close relative from Albert Einstein, who defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

    Some marketers are definitely ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to objectively assessing the results of their efforts. After all, rolling over the activities of last year/month/week is far easier and safer [in the short term] than a radical overhaul or root and branch review of marketing [and personal] effectiveness.

    To be successful over the long term, marketers have to be prepared to challenge the status quo (and themselves). This will inevitably mean “doing different things”.

    Thanks for another thought-provoking post, Rene.

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