It’s simultaneously frustrating and exhilarating for me when I get excited about the potential of a new idea. Just like Charlie Brown missing the football and yet going back every time with hope and the expectation of a different result,  I want to believe.

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  I’ve always believed that it is the definition of intelligence. Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is what life is founded on. Practice makes perfect.

People would never improve to the level of excellence without repetition. Playing a video game over and over again  or golfing the same course. Not only do we expect different results, it’s why we do it.

For most of my life, I always assumed I would fail at most things before I even started. Admittedly, I do quite a lot, but it doesn’t stop me from trying again and again, expecting different results.

Like the Greek god Sisyphus, who rolled a rock up a hill only to have it roll back down, he would begin again with hope and expectation that this time he could accomplish his goal.

Expecting different results is precisely why we do things over and over again every day of our lives.