A great quote from the American founder of the Ford Motor Company Henry Ford
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" and it is so true. If we want change then we have to change something in our life. If you change one detail then it’s surprising what a difference it makes.
A friend of mine always left home at 8.30am to take the children to school before work. He would get frustrated by the queues of traffic on the school lane. He would then struggle to get parked at the school gates, and then once again fight his way through the traffic to get to work on time. The whole episode was a stressful experience and would put him in a bad mood for the rest of the day.
He decided to change his routine. He began to leave his home at 8.15am, park his car at the end of the school lane and walked the children to school. He enjoyed the exercise and smiled at the other motorists stuck in the mayhem. He would take the children into school, then walk or sometimes jog back to his car, before the onward journey. He would still get to work at the same time, but he felt refreshed and ready for his working day. His mood was different because he did something different.
If you could do just one thing different today, what would it be?
Can you make this a new standard in your life?
Extract from the book “Understanding The Mirror” written by Mike Bowden pages 114-115 http://www.changingoutcomes.co.uk/