Stop the Insanity
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” – Albert Einstein
Though there are dozens of quotes similar to this attributed to Albert Einstein and others, the core thought is something we can’t be reminded of enough. We too easily fall into the same patterns of thinking, even as we are confronted with new problems and challenges.
I recently learned a term that has helped me to process through this age old paradox and encourage me toward healthier problem solving. I wanted to share it…
The basic principle is that, nothing is truly original and all newly created things are put forth by innovators borrowing from a variety of thoughts, perspectives, and designs to create something new from the COMBINATION of those influences.