The more times we repeat mistakes in our lives, the closer they become to being called traditions.
Sometimes the errors we make is that we become too familiar with daily living…we get complacent, expecting the same things to occur on a regular basis. The paper in the morning, the coffee on the way to work, the missed promotion, the failure to find love…the disappointment when nothing gets “better” in relation to the ideas we have about the future.
We look at the things we “do” and we say things like “this is how we’ve always done it” or “we tried something different a long time ago and it didn’t work” or even “we just don’t have the experience or expertise to try something different.” We may say these things but we try very hard not to look at them closely because sometimes, many times in fact, we cite tradition as the anchor, the chain clipped to our ankles that prevents us from moving forward.
In a lot of cases these traditions are simply errors we’ve gotten comfortable making.
The first step toward addressing these “traditions” is to admit that they exist, to objectively look at them and discover the length, breadth, height and depth of them. After that, we can inventory our skills and access our ability to make any changes, start to plan how we’re going to change them…
Believe. Go. Do.