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Updated: Jan 16, 2023


By Bob Proctor

No more effort or energy is required in order to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. You may even be aware of someone who has experienced a dramatic increase in their income, seeing them go from earning $40K or $50K a year ... to $40K or $50K a month! If and when quantum leaps of this nature take place, you can be assured that a serious paradigm shift has been made.

Paradigms – what are they? Is it a buzzword for the information age? It very well may be a buzzword – but it’s one to be seriously considered. If you’re like most people, paradigms very likely are controlling every move you make.

So, what are paradigms and why should we be concerned about how they affect our everyday lives? Well, paradigms are a multitude of habits. In most cases, these habits aren’t even originated by you, yet they guide almost every move you make. Paradigms affect the way you eat, the way you walk, even the way you talk. When you understand how to change your paradigm, you will expose yourself to a brand new world of power, possibility, and promise.

You should be delighted to learn that just changing a very small part of the old paradigm can make an enormous difference in the results you can enjoy in every area of your life.

Think of the areas in your life that money affects. Imagine shifting your paradigm to substantially increase your income. Or if you ave difficulty meeting people and you alter the paradigm so that it’s easy and enjoyable to meet people, this could have quite an impact on your life.

A paradigm, in a sense, tells you that there is a game, what the game is, and how to play it successfully. A paradigm shift then is a change to a new game or a new set of rules. And when the rules change, your whole world can change.

Think of how the world has changed. Hundreds of thousands of people are walking the street today ... they went to school, worked hard, studied long hours, graduated at the top of their class. Twenty years later, these loyal individuals stood proudly near the top of their corporate ladder, shouldering responsibility for big mortgages and small children. However, the corporate paradigm shifted. the ladder was yanked out from underneath them and they found themselves unemployed and in a state of total shock.

Is there a problem? An enormous problem! It’s called paradigms.

Ninety-some percent of the population keeps getting the same results year in, year out!

The same infinite power flows to and through each one of us, and if we had been taught to develop our higher faculties in the first place, we would understand how and why all things are possible.

There will be no permanent change in your life until the paradigm has been changed. Choose one or two limiting ideas that are part of your paradigm and replace them with ideas that represent freedom to you. Consciously keep those new thoughts in your head, and act as if those thoughts are already embedded in the foundation of your life. Before you know it – your life will begin to change – and dramatically!

  1. How frequently would you take a vacation if money wasn’t a determining factor?

  2. How much has your income increased, year by year, over the past five years?

  3. What improvements would you like to see take place in your life over the next two years?

  4. Describe a reoccurring concern or problem that you would like to eliminate.

  5. How much would you have to earn to eliminate all financial concerns in your life?

  6. How would you spend your day, every day, if you could truly do what you love to do?

  7. What kind of a contribution do you dream of making to society?

  8. If I could show you how to accomplish one or more of the above objectives, would you dedicate a specific period of time each day to make the changes necessary to accomplish the success you seek? How much time would you be prepared to dedicate to this solution?

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

“I walk down the street. there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost ... I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street. there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But, it isn’t my fault. It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street. there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street. there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

-Portia Nelson

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