Over and over again…

19 Jun

Daily Prompt: Tagline

Often, our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

I heard somewhere that Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” While this may be a fictitious legend, born from post mortem exaggerations, I still quite like the saying. It sounds like a good sweeping statement with very little hard substance, just like a good proverb should be. It says that I must be insane, because just this morning I put on my new shoes that gave me a blister yesterday, and guess what? I will be limping around all day. Again.

I prefer to redefine myself as an optimist. I hope tomorrow will be different, that my feet will have toughened or the shoes will have softened. Perhaps this does hint at madness, but what else have we got?

Blogs are for people who plough on every day, forcing themselves to sit down and write. Although nothing has changed since yesterday, we still hope that every day that we force ourselves into this ritual, we will have miraculously improved. Insane optimism is all that we have, all that we can hope to have, because only then will we have the stamina and willpower to continue writing every day, even on those days when the blank page puts up its hardest fight.

This is why my tagline would be,

“Success comes from a little bit of insanity…”

Check out some of these other bloggers’ responses to the “tagline” prompt:

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18 Responses to “Over and over again…”

  1. laurenrantnrave June 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    This was nice!

    • francesclarke07 June 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Thank you Lauren!

  2. fingerprintwriting June 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Great tagline!

    • francesclarke07 June 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

      Glad you think so! Thanks 🙂

  3. bluebeadpublications June 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I wholeheartedly agree.

    • francesclarke07 June 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Great minds think alike 🙂

  4. Rebecca June 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Thanks for “liking” get rid of “should”. The quote attributed to Einstein is one of my favorites. There are have been many versions but it all boils down to the same thing doesn’t it? We keep spinning our wheels the same way and expect different results. I often ask myself why I do it. 🙂

    • francesclarke07 June 23, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      It is a brilliant quote, in all its forms. I don’t think we do it because we want to but because we have to! What else can we do? 🙂

  5. snosler June 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Then I hope insanity awaits 🙂 I was a little late in adding my two cents to this topic – but had to finally jump in. Cheers!

    • francesclarke07 June 25, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      I hope so too! And it’s always a pleasure, so thank you 🙂

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