Change 1 Thing Per Month - Making it Great One Step at a Time

So you're stuck in a rut, bored with how your life is, and you can't think of how to get through this period. Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." So stop being insane?and try something new.

Now I'm not saying you totally change everything you do, and everything you're about. I'm recommending you take baby steps, and change 1 thing a month. Try this: Start getting up an hour earlier every day for 30 days, so you can get used to getting up with enough time to do something extra in the mornings. After 30 days, if you find it's not working for you or you're too tired or whatever your excuse is, then fine, stop doing it. Next month, try something else new. Maybe you take up a new hobby, maybe you start listening to books on tape/CD/MP3 on the way to and from work, or maybe you cut out sweets for 30 days. Try something new and different for 30 days, next month try another thing new, then another, and another, and eventually you'll have a whole bunch of new stuff you can say you at least tried, and I'll bet you find a few things you want to keep doing, or that you want to share with your friends, family and others.

There are so many ways to make it great, if you're willing to try 1 new thing a month.

Phil Gerbyshak leads a team as manager of an IT Help Desk in Milwaukee, WI, and finds that sharing his knowledge is a crucial component for in his success as a leader and as a person. Phil's personal philosophy is paraphrased from Tim Sanders' fantastic book Love is the Killer App: "Share your knowledge, your network, and your love. The rest will follow." Check out his website at"> for more information about Phil and for other tips on how to make it great!