“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
This modern proverb–which also has a number of variant forms–is reminiscent of another popular saying: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The point of both is that doing something over and over again will never lead to a desired change, and might even reflect stupidity or a lack of mental health. In a 2008 column, Thomas L. Friedman applied the saying to George W. Bush’s decision to lift the executive order banning off-shore drilling. Drawing an analogy between addiction to oil and addition to crack cocaine, Friedman said the appropriate response was not to lower the price of the drug, but to get rid of the addiction. He wrote: “There is an old saying in Texas that goes like this: ‘If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll ever get is all you ever got.’ Could anyone possibly come up with a better description of George Bush’s energy policy?”
So I guess the discussion or comments to add to Youngdashboard.com is what?
What addiction do you need to get rid of?
How does this ‘ifferism’ apply to you?
3 thoughts on “Crack Cocaine”
My crack cocaine is accepting mediocrity. I need to help my people see they can do so much more. That they can acheive great things with just a little push.
My crack cocaine is accepting mediocrity. I need to push myself to go beyond what I typically do and stop being content with average. I need to look beyond average and push myself and those that I work with to achieve something greater.
My crack cocaine is doing “the normal” routines at work and I need to work better with normal routines and look for more creative ways to better the system.