Albert Einstein said, “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Today we would say we need a different approach or a paradigm shift. A paradigm is a set of assumptions, concepts or ideas which we look at something.
We all have problems. All of us can make a list right now of all the things we need to change or projects we think of that seem impossible to complete.
Have you ever been involved in a situation that should have gone off without a hitch but then everything went wrong?
Have you had to face setback after setback, trial after trial, frustration after frustration? I bet you have! Here is what I have tried to do in these situations.
Figure out my part of the problem
Where did you go wrong? What assumptions did you make that were wrong? Where did the communication break down? You first must own up to your part in the problem.
Re-think how to fix it
This takes time and a pen and piece of paper. This is where most people miss it… taking the time to re-think, to evaluate, to look at it from a different perspective, and to brainstorm “what if” scenarios. To really engage in the art of rethinking the way you previously thought about it will create a new fresh approach to problem solving.
How can everyone involved win?
So many times you’re dealing with selfish people. Sometimes you are the selfish one. How can everyone involved get what they want and the project be completed? How does everyone win?
These three things work in every aspect of life. Work,family, business and yes even church.
Sometimes we need a Paradigm Shift.