Many a time you try to get a better result using the same old method you have been using but as much as you try, it seems like it is not manifesting, like you are not trying hard enough and sometimes you feel discouraged, tired, frustrated, despite the energy, resources and time you invest in trying to make it work. You don't know what else to do, just confused about the next line of action.

Funny as it can be, is when you find another solution which you consider the best, you are just not sure whether to make the move or not, because of the fear that it might not turn out well, just as it has been in the past, so you begin to worry, fret and become destabilized.
Here's what I've realised overtime and you may want to consider the approach, to see if you can actually get a better result when you change the method.

As at the time of writing this article I was using a Lumia phone, I have become so used to the phone that I had so much confidence in it and I believed I could operate anything on it, I felt I could easily handle it and do whatever I want with it. I've been using it for quite a long period of time, but i got completely dumbfounded the day I found myself trying to change the ringtone of the phone from what I had set it to be, to a new one.

I just find it really difficult to do it on my own, then I had to consult my friend whom I felt had more knowledge about phones and technology. It was he, who gave me the idea, the scope, the step by step process on how to do it. Then I realized that "getting used to something is different from knowing it thoroughly."

Another scenario is taken from a post a friend sent to me which underscore the topic, is a story of A truck driver who was doing his usual delivery to a Mental Hospital.
He discovered he had a flat tyre when he was about to go home. He jacked up the truck and took the flat tyre down.
When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the bolts into the drain. Because he couldn't fish the bolts out, he started to panic. One patient happened to walk by and asked the driver what happened.

The driver thought since there's nothing much he could do; he then told the patient the whole incident. The patient laughed at him and said "you can't even fix such a simple problem... No wonder you are destined to be a truck driver."
"Here's what you can do; Take one bolt from each of the other 3 tyres and fix it onto this tyre. Then drive to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones. Easy as that"

The driver was very impressed and asked "so you're so smart but why are you here at the Mental Hospital?"
Patient replied: "Hello... I am here because I'm CRAZY, not because I'm STUPID"

...shocking right?

The story may seem funny but it is true, you have a test you are going through, the result is quite easy, simple and straightforward but because of your impatience, you begin to lose focus, concentration and no longer pay attention to details.

The reason you are complaining is not actually because the problem is really difficult to solve but because you haven't applied a new method, to see if there is another or better result.

If you had taken enough time to look closely, by checking the cause of the problem, knowing the root and source of the problem, you will definitely find a new method on how to handle and deal with it. If I had tried other options rather than focusing on the same method in setting the ringtone on my phone, I would probably have been able to do it on my own and on the other hand, if I had relied only on my knowledge and still wishing to be able to do it, then I probably would not be able to do a thing.

Sometimes we are keen on solving our problems by ourselves, forgetting that when you make yourself an island, you learn nothing and achieve nothing. You must be willing and ready to mingle with others and also willing to learn from them, otherwise you won't achieve a thing.

Until you also admit that you cannot know everything and do everything by yourself just like an astronaut, then you are almost halfway through with the problem and your solution is almost here.

The same thing occur in your career, business, education, family, relationship etc...and you have been using the same method over and over again and you always get the same result which leads to failure, so why not try a different method today to get better result and who knows, your better result might be your best result to achieve success. So, call for help, try a new method and expect a better result!

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