We can all become victims of habit and routine. It’s not hard to do being that we are creatures of habit. We like patterns and order. Yet there is something strangely freeing when we are able to learn how to unlearn some of the things that bind us to a meager existence. Being able to break the mold and pattern is something that leaders must do on a regular basis. Leaders not only have to look at what has been but be able to forecast the future and to do so in a way that is not “predictable”. This can only happen when the leader is forced to think outside the box and adapt to a new and creative way to look at any given situation.
Paradigm Shift happens when we are willing to look at a situation from a completely different vantage point. The vantage becomes the advantage.
14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Acts 10:14-15
How can you look at your situation from a different perspective?
What would your circumstance be like if you were in a different country? or climate?
How would you have to “look” at things if you were taller, shorter, unable to speak or hear, or blind?
What lesson this week would be different for you if you could go back and see someone go through what you have? What advice would you give them since it is something you have now “survived”?
How would you look at things differently if you were the foreigner in this country dealing with your problems?
What would you change if you only had a certain deadline to make your decision? Say one week? One Day? One minute?
What if your only choices were red or black or white?