Julia T. Williams | Do A New Thing
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Sep 09 2016

Do A New Thing

Many people subscribe to a false ideology what they can repeat what worked yesterday and achieve the same results today and tomorrow.

It’s a misconception, an untruth. 

I tackled writing my 2nd novel the same way I wrote my first only to discover it wasn’t working. I had to do something different. I had to do more. The same with my 3rd, and now writing my 4th I have to do even more.

Say you successfully dropped 20 pounds last year, but this year you can’t seem to shake five pounds. What’s wrong? You’ve gone about it the same way you did last year expecting the same results. Not so. You have to do something different, something more.

The same can go for your business or relationship(s), how you raise your child(ren), the way you apply for a job. As time ticks, people change. Situations change. We change. And as changes occur, we must develop new ways of going about our daily routines.

What worked yesterday will not work today.

It’s one thing to apply principles and discipline. It’s another thing to apply growth and wisdom all the while leveling up your expectations. Sometimes we can be blindsided by our own misconceptions of what we think continued success looks like. We can go into a new thing with the same expectations we went into the last thing with, and in that, we come out of the situation feeling like a failure.

That is not the case. We are not failures. We must apply the knowledge from the last time, from the last business success or blunders, previous or current relationship learning lessons, from the last time we dropped those unwanted pounds and apply that all to our current goals. It is a step-by-step process of application and action.

You can do it.

Blues Note:  It is working. Don’t lose hope. Apply the new knowledge you’ve gained and do a new thing. You’ll then see success after success after success. Nothing is a failure as long as you’re learning and moving forward.

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