The other day I came across a post from a young lady educating her timeline on botany. She showed us a plant with a withered leaf. This leafs dilapidated state is due to redistribution of nutrients to a new leaf that is in the early stages of growth.
This made me think of paradigm shifts.Pulling nutrients from a full grown, worn out leaf, the plant prioritizes the younger leaf for new growth.
In other words, one part of the plant has to die in order for another part for it to grow.In that moment I had an epiphany. One part of us has to die in order for another part to grow.
Paradigm shifts are necessary in order for us to experience growth in all aspects of our lives.
Many of us hold onto old ways of doing things. Without considering a shift in paradigm, we end up stagnating as a whole. Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.
This is how we humans operate. We operate out of a force of habit that becomes stagnation and void of any growth.Taking a birds eye view of our lives helps us see where we are withered.
We need to realize that this is the prime opportunity to make a paradigm shift for growth.Redistribution of the nutrients of our attention allows for growth in all areas of our lives.In this podcast, I’m going to talk extensively about paradigm shifts and why they are important.A paradigm is a “pattern.”
It is a framework that may be used for many different applications.Paradigms exist in many different contexts but the context we are going to be speaking about here is the context of life, of personal development and how it relates to our growth in many facets of life.A paradigm shift is a movement away from the old models. It’s a movement away from the old frameworks.
These frameworks might consist of the traditional way of doing things because they are no longer applicable to the current culture and society as a whole.Paradigm shifts are the ridding of the old and moving to a framework that may not necessarily be “new,” per se but practical for a specific context.