Are you finding yourself in a bit of a circle? Making mistakes and not learning from them, but instead, repeating them over and over again?
This is a very common problem, there is a reason for it and there is a way to stop you continuing down this ever long spiral.
Reason one is hope
It’s not a bad thing to be hopeful, but in this instance, you are repeating yourself because you feel that at some point it will eventually all work out.
Keep the hope that things will work out, but adjust your actions depending on what went wrong, if you keep the faith with a more open mind, you are far more likely to succeed.
Reason two is your identity
If you are known for acting a certain way and doing certain things, then you wouldn’t want to change too much and lose who you are as a person.
But this doesn’t have to be the case if you find yourself going around in circles, you can still be the same person that everybody knows and loves. Rather than repeating yourself because you think it is what everyone expects of you, do what you think is right for you and for the situation.
Reason three is the difficulty
The long and short of it is that repeating yourself is very easy, you become an expert in doing the same thing over and over again, whether it is wrong or not.
This is something that is very important to realise, that just because it is easy, it doesn’t mean you can do something different – after all you are making mistakes already, so what is the harm in trying something different with the risk of failing again? The difference is you have a much higher chance of succeeding each time.
Reason four is your comfort zone
In the same vein as being scared to try something slightly more difficult, you must get out of your comfort zone in order to move forward and avoid the same mistakes.
Reason five is others’ expectations
It’s fine to care about what others think of you and this is why you do the same things, so that you can fit in with others’ expectations.
So, when you find yourself making the same mistakes, try to think about what you want to do rather than what you think you should do.