Student: I continue to work hard at what I’ve been doing, but it’s not working.
Teacher: How are you going to succeed if you always do what you’ve always done?
Student: I don’t get what you mean.
Teacher: If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got, and that’s not what you’re looking for.
Student: What should I do?
Teacher: Set a higher standard for yourself, and commit to it. If you do that, you will come up with a new strategy to accomplish your higher standard, and then you’ll refine that strategy until the dream is fulfilled. That is all that success is about (1) setting a higher standard (2) commitment (3) staying open to a new strategy to fulfill on your fantasy.