100 Smile Challenge: Stuck in a Rut? Do the Opposite and Get a New Perspective.

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

G. K. Chesterton
English author & mystery novelist (1874 – 1936)

If you are finding yourself stuck or in a rut today’s holiday could be your answer.

Today, January 25, is Opposite Day, a day to change things up, a day to do things differently, a day to ignore the advice of others (unless that’s my advice of course).

I’ve heard it said when creative people are looking for new ideas they should do things differently, take a different route to work, stop at a different coffee shop, break their long guarded patterns and let different things into their world.

I find this helps me when I am stuck on a life problem, work challenge, or simply in a rut. When I need to find a different solution I start changing things and creating new perspectives. It’s amazing how new solutions will appear when I start looking at things differently.

Today change things up a bit, break your patterns, try something new, respond differently and see if you can get better results, get a better perspective, or simply see a better way if doing things today. 

Maybe take the advice of the holiday.  If you are consistently getting unfavorable results in a specific situation…do the opposite of what you have been doing.  You may not find an immediate better result, but a different one will help you see the situation from a different perspective. A different perspective may bring you to the solution you seek.

Today’s Simple Smile Igniter:  Get curious and have fun with this today.  The more fun you have with this the more smiles you’ll have today.

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  1. Poppy

    The best advice I ever heeded was “Definition of insanity is to repeat the same behaviour and expect a different result.” Venus Cow. Common sense really but it got me into my conscious behaviour and made me take stock of my unconscious behaviour-doing all the damage.

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