Make a Change by Tasha Richardson

A wise individual once said, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always…

Make a Change by Tasha Richardson

A wise individual once said, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.”


This quote is great when we act in ways that are self-supporting, healthy, positive, and loving that lead us to more of the same.  Acting in this way helps us to achieve the things we want, desire, and deserve in life.  It gives us a blueprint for success.  However, it is when we continue to act and do things that we’ve always done that continually generates self-defeat, poor relationships, unhappiness and a host of other outcomes that lead us to living a life that is less than what we want, desire, and deserve that gets us into trouble.  Indeed, acting in this way becomes insanity because we continue to repeatedly do the same things expecting and hoping for a different result.

When we keep acting in the same ways, we have no choice but to get the same results.  This quote helps demonstrate the parts of our natures that loves routine and consistency and hates change.  Often times, we cling tightly to our typical styles and ways of action even when the results could be far from what we desire.  This week, let us dare to do something different!  This slight or large change can provide us with the positive outcome for which we’ve been waiting.
Signs you may need to make a change:

  1. You’re in a relationship standstill–you are stuck in your position and your partner in his/hers…and neither party is happy with the outcome.
  2. You get the feeling that something is missing from your relationship.
  3. You desire something different from your life and/or your relationship.  You essentially have a vague feeling of discontent and you don’t know where it’s coming from.

Let’s dare to try something different!  What’s the worst that can happen?  We can either get more of the same or work towards something new and better.  Check out this page for some inspiration.

Guest columnist Tasha Richardson, a Public Ally for the National Runaway Safeline writes on making change. Tasha dreams of changing the world one thought and positive interaction at a time.  She is in her third term of service with AmeriCorps and would love to dedicate her life to service in the years to come. You can read more of her work, including her Do.You. series, on our blog.


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