THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY:

“Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein

Well good old Albert was right again. Think back exactly one year ago on this date. Where were you and what were you doing?

[Seriously, stop reading and think about your life one year ago]

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It’s an eye-opening exercise.

If you were in the same place, doing the same thing, and – MOST IMPORTANTLY – you are unhappy with the situation you were and are in…perhaps it’s time for a change.

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I write this on August 23, 2013.
Here is a quick rundown of the last ten August 23rds for me:

2013 – Living in a caravan park in Broome, on the tropical northwest coast of Australia. Driving onto the beach almost everyday and learning to surf
2012 – Wrapping up one of the best years of my life in St. John, US Virgin Islands
2011 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2010 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2009 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2008 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2007 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2006 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2005 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY
2004 – Sitting in an office building in Queens, NY

As you can see, it took years of monotony for me to finally take the leap and break free! Now every year is another exciting adventure. I don’t know exactly where I’ll be on August 23, 2014, however, I know that I will be able to look back and have great memories of my time here in Broome and will be excited to make new memories wherever I am at that moment. A snapshot of life on August 23, 2013 for me:

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

I want to be clear. If you are doing the same thing year after year and you are happy…then good for you! You are one of the lucky few. But if you are doing the same thing year after year and you are unhappy…don’t put off change any longer!

Expecting next year to be different from this year without doing anything different to make it so is INSANE! Make sure that on this date next year, you are living somewhere and doing something that truly makes you happy.

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After all, this is a guy who looks like he knows how to be happy.

Einstein The Definition of Insanity The Carpe Diem Couple

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