Edward Lewellen in Lifestyle, Professions, Workers, Careers, Directors and Executives President • Transformative Thinking May 14, 2019 · 1 min read · +700

Same Thinking, Same Results


Same Thinking, Same ResultsThe definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

If you’ve ever felt like you were trapped in a loop, then you fully understand

People hire coaches, get mentors, take training, read book-after-book on either skills and self-development, but they have minimal success.  How do I know?  Because the self-development industry is worth over $10 billion every year. People are starved for answers to their most perplexing problems and they exhaust themselves in their search.  And the people in that industry know that as long as they have something to offer, people will buy it, with the hope they’ll receive a grain of insight.

Yes, it can be motivational to attend seminars with people chanting and being excited, but those are short-term, at best. A few years ago I was talking with the SVP of Sales for a global hotel chain and she brought up the name of one of the top motivational speakers in the world. She told me, ‘He charges $___ to speak for an hour. Our experience has been that the enthusiasm his speech generates lasts no more than two days. That’s not a good return on our money.’

The books, seminars, training, videos, mp3’s, etc. are all external. Again, they can be helpful and are an alternative to negative things people could be doing. But, they all miss the mark, the target, that when reached, transforms everything in a persons life for the good. That target is internal.

 I have a question for you now; How many people do you know who perpetuate the story they’ve been telling themselves for years, maybe even decades, and you know this because you see the results they always get? Here are some example:

  • They frequently move jobs because the people in every company they work for are back-biters and out to get them
  • They never make quota because of things outside of their control
  • Every romantic relationship ends up being abusive, or wrong in some way
  • They’ve been married three times and working on the fourth
  • Money seems to always elude them

No amount of positive thinking, no seminar, book, recording, etc. will change the story that causes these problems because, as Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it .” Yet, people keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. They keep thinking the same thoughts, which gives them the same results.

So, what’s the answer? We have to change the stories we tell ourselves, even the ones we aren’t aware of. All of us have beliefs about ourselves that were programmed in us as we grew up. They can stem from something as benign as a certain look we were during a specific experience and they can be as overt as a parent telling a child every day how worthless they are. Those experiences were created at the conscious level, so guess what? They have to be resolved at a different level of consciousness; the unconscious level.

Are you looking for different results in your life? Would you like:

  • More confidence?
  • Better relationships?
  • Make, and keep, more money?
  • Enjoy a satisfying career?

Them move beyond all the things you been doing and enjoy the experiences my clients have. Change your thinking and change your life today!

Contact me at 972.900.9207 and ed@trans-think.com




Great Buzz. Something a friend help me realize was the same thinking I was stuck in was to much change. The world changes so much, that I would never stick with something and follow through. This was my "Same Thinking". He helped realize, why don't you do more than one than at once, just finish a project until it's done.

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Edward Lewellen 6 d ago · #14

#9 I appreciate your comments, @Preveen Raj Gullipalli!

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Edward Lewellen 6 d ago · #13

#12 I had forgotten about that one, @John Rylance!

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John Rylance 7 d ago · #12

#6 My pleasure Edward.
Reading the other comments I suddenly recalled the Newley and Bricusse Musical " Stop the World I want to get off."
Truly a plea to escape from the loop of life some of us experience.

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#10 You must be The Great Gambler then Nick ;) Keep rollin' the dice! :)

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Nick Mlatchkov 7 d ago · #10

#9 'A Fool and his money are soon parted' ... lol
I'll add 'not always'!

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#8 Come to think of it EL, the simple and sweet proverbs, the tales, parables told to us as kids - they in fact enshrine the deepest and most profound wisdom of the ages. We can never forget them. But their meaning unfolds parallel to our experiences as we age. Oh that old, dog eared almost forgotten page! Like bottled wine matures such wisdom! My top of the mind recall throws up a few I'd love to share: Honesty is the best policy; Pride goes before a fall; A Fool and his money are soon parted; Empty vessels make a lot of noise; Service to man is service to God; etc...

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Edward Lewellen 7 d ago · #8

#4 Jerry, it is amazing how many sayings we learned as children have adult applications. Thanks for your valuable comments!

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