Is it time to change your paradigm?
Is it time to change your paradigm?Is it time to change your paradigm? It was for me.
As I mature in age and (hopefully) gain in wisdom, I continue to look deeply at my old paradigms to see if they still serve me. Many have not, and over the past few decades, I have been replacing them with better ones. Here is a partial list:
My old martial arts paradigm = Be tough. I dont worry if I abuse my body because that is what it is for. I dont mind taking unnecessary risks because that will keep me sharp and ready..
My new martial arts paradigm = I train hard and I train consistently, but I respect my body because I want to be able to train for years to come.
My old teaching paradigm = You are lucky to have me as your instructor. Only the strong will make it. I always weed out the weak.
My new teaching paradigm = Im here to serve my students and I am lucky to have them. What can I do to help them reach their goals?
My old business paradigm = My success, or lack of success, is due to outside forces. When things arent going well, it is probably the economys fault.
My new business paradigm = The only way to do good business is to do good business. I treat people fairly. I work hard and smart. I control my destiny.
My old success paradigm = If I push as hard as I can for as long as I can, someday I might be successful. My goal is to have more stuff than those around me.
My new success paradigm = I take care of the days and the years take care of themselves. Success is in the journey. I try to enjoy whatever I am doing and contribute where I can.
My old health paradigm = I am going to die anyway so I may as well go out in style. I have little control over my own health.
My new health paradigm = By developing as many healthy habits as possible, I can stack the odds of a long and happy life dramatically in my favor.
Do your current paradigms serve you?