What Are Your Paradigms?

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
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“To be able to shape your future, you have to be willing and able to change your paradigm.”

Joel Barker

The mind is a powerful organism. Few in life will ever take the time to get a basic understanding of the power the mind possesses in controlling your life. The mind never stops working. Even in sleep it keeps feeding us with our dreams. If your mind will continually strive to validate what it is you tell it one should be very careful  what you allow to occupy your thoughts.

Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become your belief, as seeing is believing for most people. And belief builds your paradigms. Think about it for a minute, how did you get the paradigms you hold today? You grew up in a given environment were you were told certain things and you seen certain things happen and that formed your paradigms that you have currently. So then, paradigms are a  learned set of beliefs. So if we can learn those ones, we can learn other ones. Better or more appropriate ones, ones that will better serve us to get what we want out of life. You see, if you really think about it the paradigms that typically control your life today, are not your own. They belong to others, that you allowed to be adopted as your own.

A common paradigm I hear from people is “I can never have more, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, so I am destined to be working poor.” Were did a person get that one from? Well lets see the person grew up in a home where the parent(s) worked a menial job, had nothing, struggled to make ends meet. I am not disrespecting the folks here, they were just living what they believed and did the best they could based on their paradigms. However, they told their children, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon and neither were you, so gets your schooling and gets your job”. So we over time, except their beliefs as our beliefs and the paradigm is set. And our minds go to work with that paradigm as it is the mindset we have. Our lives and our lifestyles reflect our beliefs.  You have the job you have, the car you drive, the house you live in, even your significant other is all based on the results of the paradigms you live by. So look around you, are you happy with what you see? If you are great, you are very lucky. I believe after awhile most people settle.  However, if you are not you need to change your paradigms.

Paradigms can be changed! They were taught to you in the first place, therefore you can teach yourself some new ones. It is not easy though. Paradigms are very deeply embedded belief programs in our subconscious brains. AUUGGHH. Its way in there!! How are we ever going to fix that!! We fix it the same way it was embedded in the first place. First, you create a set of beliefs that you would like to see embedded in your subconscious mind. Something like “I have my own successful business, I am a natural born entrepreneur, I enjoy the rewards of being a successful businessperson.”  You need to start telling yourself this everyday, just like the other stuff was drilled into you everyday. While you are telling yourself your new paradigm statement over and over again everyday start to evision yourself having that lifestyle, successful business or whatever else it is that you desired. Write it down even and read it aloud to yourself several times a day. Because hearing it and reading it is more powerful than just reading it alone. While you are conditioning your mind with the new belief system you want start to take steps in the direction. If it is a business you want, as in my example, start looking into different businesses and models that are available to you.  This is going to be taking action towards your new belief system and in so doing it will start to solidify the new paradigm and it will start to be formed in your subconscious mind.

It sounds easy here, but it takes real desire and commitment to change a paradigm. As the old beliefs will want to hang on. They will creep in and try to cause doubt. But if you are strong enough to prevail you will win and the new paradigm will be embedded and your new world will begin to open up to you.

The old saying “you must fight for what you believe in” is so true except in this case it is f”ight for what you WANT to believe in!” It is so worth doing! See you on the other side of your paradigm.

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