SYP (Shift Your Paradigm)
Imagine a cube with 6 square faces each painted with different color. While looking at the cube from one angle, we can see only one colored face. Unless we change the angle, we cannot see other 5 colors. And so is Life. Every situation and every problem have various dimensions but we fail to see other dimensions and often we cannot find any solution or the best possible solution.
Paradigm shift is changing the fundamental thinking and assumptions. While having conversation with my friend who worked at top position in the world Class Company earning best package, he expressed dissatisfaction. According to him, his peers were better taken care off. I told him, the reason for your unhappiness is not your problems but it is your inability to see others happy that is making you discontent. This simple sentence changed his entire thought process and he had a paradigm shift in his behavior. Another day, one of my friends (highly learned) was discussing with me about his parents extreme affection for his younger brother even though he is not successful in any sense. I told him that normally parents are intellectually attached to a strong child but emotionally to a weak child. Since then his thought process changed and he is not having any problem regarding his parents’ favoritism.
Moreover, paradigm shift is needed when your growth is stranded or traditional solutions are not working. It requires innovative and different thinking. Paradigm shift can give breakthrough improvements and help you in taking to next level.
5 steps to have paradigm shift:
1. Identify problem/area where paradigm shift is needed.
2. List your present fundamental assumptions.
3. Try to see the present situation from various angles. Use innovative and creative thinking.
4. Sometimes brain-storming sessions can help in visualizing the situation from various angles.
5. Take the expert’s help if needed.