I have done incredibly well in the restaurant business. As a new comer, a few decades ago, I brought three new restaurants to the top of the Boston, Ma. charts.
“How’d you do that,” you ask? Whenever I could see that my plans had gone awry, I always asked myself, “Where Am I thinking wrongly about this matter?” And do you know what the answer was? “By thinking the same thing you always thought.” That answer was a reminder that I had to cut off the heads of my old thought-habits.
If I was to sight a new idea that could help me break through the challenge, it meant I had to throw away my usual mental map. That map was pointing in a circular direction, just taking me to where I always went; yet I was expecting a new destination. Insanity!
And so, what can you learn from this? Ask yourself, “What’s this got to do with me?” I can promise you that it has everything to do with you if you apply it to where your life is stuck. Let the truth shake you up, for it only wants to show you where your thinking is flawed so that you can make corrections in your actions.