12 April, 2010

Talking about paradigm shift...

Last night I was talking to some friends about paradigm shifting...

For those of you that haven't heard about it until now, I took an example out of the internet:

"The Power of a Paradigm Shift
Covey has the best example of a paradigm shift: he was traveling in a subway, a man gets in with his two sons, the sons are running all over the place bothering the people, this continues, so he finally gets irritated enough to ask the father why he doesn't do something to control his kids. The father replies, "We just got back from the hospital where their mother died. I don't know how to handle it and I guess they don't either."
Suddenly you see the everything differently. That is the power of a paradigm shift. They are the same kids yelling and screaming in the subway, but you look at them and understand them in a different way.
I was at the swimming pool the other day and saw a family of three leaving out the door. The little boy suddenly stopped and stood looking through the glass at the swimmers in the pool who were still swimming. The father yelled back to him, "Come on, what are you doing, just staring at things again? Let's go!" I thought about the paradigm that the father had of his son: "stupid, slow kid who's always doing something he isn't supposed to." Now what if the school conselor were to call the father up the next day and tell him, "We have just received the test results back from your son and have discovered that he has impressively high IQ. He is a genius." The next time his kid stood staring at something, I wonder if the father wouldn't go back to him inquisitively and say, "Tell me what you are thinking about son. What do you see?"
Our behavior results from our paradigms of the world. The classic example of the old woman/young woman picture which Covey includes in the book is a good example. You can look at the picture and see an old woman or you can look at the picture and see a young woman. Depending on what you see is what you are going to say about "that picture." "

Then I got home and watched this movie:

I suddenly understood that there are so many things that I have to pay forward. We should all do this.
I started today:)


  1. Salut!Ma numesc vlad si sunt de la Radio Whisper(anti manele) un radio dedicat bloggerilor si celor din jur felicitari pentru blog chiar este frumos,incep sa il citesc cu drag, noi cei de aici de la radio whisper promovam articole la diversi bloggeri si astazi am promovat un articol de-al tau am spus si sursa de unde vine articol am deschis si un subiect pe acest articol, noi o sa iti adaugam link daca ai avea placerea si ai dori sa ne promovezi adica sa ne sustii cu acest proiect de radio si ne gandim sa iti luam un interviu adica vrem sa luam interviu la multi bloggeri sa vedem cum gandesc,noi suntem aici on cu muzica pentru voi vrem sa facem o treaba mare si fara tine si fara bloggeri nu putem de asta trebuie sa ne ajutam unul pe altu.Suntem Respectosi,ajutam unde este nevoie si am dori sa vorbim poti adauga id-ul nostru radiowhisper_com sa vorbim mai schimbam o vorba,o ideie etc si suntem alaturi de tine si la bine si la rau iti multumesc pentru timpul acordat! Vorbim pe meseneger pe id-ul radiowhisper_com sau ne poti scrie pe radiowhisper_com@yahoo.com Speram sa facem o legatura intre acest blog minunat si intre radio whisper.Respect!Cu stima Vlad! O Zi Buna!Speram sa facem o legatura intre acest blog minunat si intre radio whisper.P.S:(Avem nevoie de oameni in radio sa fim cati mai multi sa facem o echipa mare cred ca ai un talent aparte si poate ai vrea sa ne ajuti in domeniul care iti place tie) Nu am scris site-ul sa nu zici ca facem spam e un mesaj adevarat si gandim inainte de-a scrie!

  2. ok.multumesc, pastram legatura:)

  3. Foarte interesant. :) Trebuie sa ma uit si eu la film astazi. Chiar... ce diferita ar fi lumea...


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