We make the same MISTAKES and REPEAT the same old RITUALS endlessly. We buy self-help books, attend seminars, listen to gurus, go to church, read the Bible and other holy books, but end up REPEATING the same old poor CHOICES and face the same old PAINFUL outcomes. The main reason why we get stuck in these deadly REPEAT PERFORMANCES can be traced to our laziness, ignorance or often stubbornness to CONFRONT the CORE CAUSES of our problems. We doctor the SYMPTOMS and IGNORE the CAUSES that provide the fuel to the FIRE that burn away our potential to be HAPPY, HEALTHY and SATISFIED. New hope flares up like a brush fire when we read something wise or when we listen to something motivational. This injection of ENTHUSIASM never last long and always fade away again like the mist in the rays of the morning sun. We always find fresh excuses to cover up our inability to rectify the real CAUSES behind the SYMPTOMS that rob us of our HAPPINESS and SUCCESS.