Have you ever made the same mistake over and over and over again?
Where you do the same thing and expect a different result.
But the result is always the same.
Sort of like that quote about insanity.
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results,”
Actually it’s exactly like that quote.
The quote has often been attributed to Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin and/or Albert Einstein. And whether or not any of them actually said it doesn’t matter.
What matters is that I’ve repeated this mistake many times in my life, and the results always seem to be the same.
And my vibration, which was fantastic just an hour ago, is now totally negative.
For I not only feel bad, I feel stupid, for allowing myself to make the same mistake once again.
It’s like I’m taking target practice at shooting myself in the foot.
And getting really good at it.
How about you? Do you ever find yourself in this situation?
It could be anything.
You’re a businessman who has “schemed” a better way only to get burned. Then you try it again.
A husband or wife who constantly picks an argument with your spouse even though it always ends in pain.
A purchaser of $100 worth of lottery tickets each week, yet you’ve never won once.
A sufferer of celiac disease who goes to their favorite pizza parlor, only to get sick, and then one month later you try it again.
Don Miguel Ruiz, in his wonderful book, “The Four Agreements” says that humans are the only species on earth who pay for a mistake a thousand times. Every other species moves on, but not us. We beat ourselves up, feel guilty, and keep replaying it in our mind.
It’s no wonder we repeat the same mistakes.
The wingman has a solution.
If you do ever find yourself beating yourself up for the same error and your vibration is taking a major hit, allow me to show you my wingman practice for turning it around.
I call it, “Thank you God” and what I do is say to myself for one minute,
“Thank you God, Thank you for teaching me this lesson once again”.
It’s a total vibe changer. Why? Because now instead of emitting a frequency of stupidity and pain, you’re changing your energy to positive by…
1. Saying thank you.
2. Being thankful for a lesson you obviously needed to learn. Again.
3. Allowing yourself to receive the lesson, and letting it sink in. Maybe this time it will actually sink in and you won’t have to learn it a thousand more times in your lifetime.
It’s worked pretty well for me. At least I only make this same mistake a few times a year, instead of weekly.
And with the New Year upon us, my resolution is to not make it once in 2017.
Please click below to join me in doing my wingman practice.
And have an amazing year where you only learn new lessons, not the same recurring ones.
PS… You can practice with me every morning, either on Facebook, at Be Your Own Wingman, on Twitter, @wingmanmichael, or on YouTube, at beyourownwingman.
PSS… If you want to improve your positive energy, increase your level of success, and begin living the life you desire, feel free to contact me for Skype sessions with both Janet, an LCSW and Psychotherapist for the past 20 years, and myself.