“If you always do what you always did you’ll always get what you always got”
Isn’t that great? I just love this quote! Working in the social service field for many years, we were often trying to motivate people into making positive changes in their lives. These goals were to help people become self-sufficient as well as self-reliant. Perhaps this quote was more inspiring to those of us working there than to those to whom we said it… but… it is still a great quote and something I often think about as I strive to reach my own personal goals.
When I began to research where this quote originated from, I found that it was first said by Henry Ford….
….and then I found a slight variation of this quote said by Albert Einstein:
“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.”
Others think Mark Twain was the originator!
Still others give credit to the motivational guru Anthony Robbins!
I think we can safely assume Anthony came on the scene much later and was definitely not the first to use this quote.
Regardless of who said it first, I think it is a great quote and a reminder that change is inevitable if we want a different outcome.