We are creatures of habit. We get comfort from routine. We struggle with change.
Generalisations, yes, but you can’t deny you’ve noticed those traits in yourself at times.
We do some things, because we did it yesterday. And the day before. We find it easier to carry on doing it that way, rather than analyse what we’re doing and change direction. Who has time to do that anyway?
Then there’s safety. It’s, of course, in our best interests not to take risks or rock the boat, better to toe the line and do it the way you’ve been told to do it, the way we’ve always done it.
Unfortunately, all that does is lead to disappointment, to average, to bland, to a loss of contention.
Albert Einstein was describing insanity when he said it was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, but he could have equally been referring to our unwavering routines.