If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. (Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 6th-century BC)
That sounds very much like the modern axiom: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” In both cases, it’s improper thinking or maybe the lack of thinking altogether. It’s wise to know where you’re going and set off in the right direction. Likewise, it’s important to discover the best way to achieve a desired result.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:6)