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S02-Frequently Asked Friday 18: What’s a Paradigm Shift?


“We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.” ~Anais Nin

When people talk about shifting their paradigm it might sound corny, or perhaps trendy, or both.

The importance of shifting one’s paradigm particularly when it comes to self-imposed limitations or limiting beliefs can not be overstated. In fact, Einstein once said you can’t solve a problem using the same level of thinking that created the problem and that is precisely the value of a paradigm shift.

Martin provides the example of how The Habit Factor, itself, by exploring the subject of HABIT very deeply helped to shift people’s paradigms about habit. And in particular, how habit  helps to drive goal achievement.

He even shares the example of Apple’s “Think Different” campaign which was their way to underscore Apple’s belief that a computer isn’t a computer (as we know it) but rather an extension of our personality, how we work and even in many ways could be viewed as art.

Martin also recounts a great story, originally shared by the late Dr. Stephen Covey, that provides a dramatic example of a powerful a paradigm shift can be!

The key is to understand that paradigms are forged by our values, past experiences and our habitual thinking and knowing that, we have the capacity to shift them if we’re willing.

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S02-Mind Bullet: Success in Common Hours


“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

In this episode Martin revisits this quote by the famous essayist — a quote that sent him on a journey of personal discovery and analysis about the enigma that is “success”.

In this famous quote Henry David Thoreau points out with great assurance that, “he WILL meet with a success in common hours”. Notice that HDT doesn’t say he “might” or that he “could” but that he “WILL”!

After years of analysis and reaffirming this statement, Martin has settled on much the same truth. That success is not a destination but a realization along the journey and is experienced as one pursues their ideal future confidently.

It seems that it is only when one advances confidently toward their dreams and works hard realize the life that they have imaged that the improbable happens — that they are met with the feeling of success in “common” hours.

HDT’s formula is crystal clear:

1) have an ideal vision, a dream to pursue

2) work hard to achieve it

3) move confidently every day toward it

When you can check off those three boxes each and every day you will meet with a success in common hours.

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S02-Mind Bullet: Vision: Everything Is Created Twice

Everything is created twice…

Where there is no vision the people perish. ~Proverbs

If success can be defined as “creating your ideal future” then it’s essential to know what your ideal future looks like. Are you able to clearly articulate that vision. If you close your eyes now, can you envision what it might look like three or five years out?

“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

Unfortunately, out of one hundred people it’s likely that less than ten will take the time to really think through and envision their ideal future. Fewer still will write it out!

Martin suggests that you identify all the major categories of your life: professional, health, family, relationships, mind, spiritual, adventure, recreation and where you will live and detail each as a vivid and descriptive paragraph.

A Chinese proverb says, “Vision without execution is a day dream and execution without vision is a nightmare.”

Once a compelling vision is crafted you’ll be “pulled” by it as Steve Jobs once explained and you can then identify what habit will help to make the vision a reality.

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