• Submitted By: ernest1234
  • Date Submitted: 03/14/2009 10:32 AM
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Good morning / afternoon

The topic of my speech today is paradigm. First of all, u all mayb be wondering what is Paradigm ? Well paradigm is the way you see something, your point of view, frame of reference or believe. As you may have noticed, our paradigms are often way off the mark, and, as result, they create limitations.

Paradigm are like glasses. When you have incomplete paradigm about yourself or life in general, it is like wearing glasses with the wrong prescription. As a result, what you see is what you get. There was once a girl shared with me how much she loved the beauty of the sea. One day, she visited her eye doctor. After putting on her new glasses, she was astonished on how well she could see. She did not know how bad her eyes were until she experienced how good they could be.

Just as negative self-paradigm can put limiations on us, positive self-paradigm can bring out the best is us. If you believe you are dumb, that very belief will make you dumb. If you believe your sister is dumb, you will look for evidence to support yout belief, find it, and she will remain dumb in your eyes. On the other hand, if you believe she is smart, that belief will cast a rosy hue on everything she does.

Ask any successful person and most of them will tell u that they had someone who believed in them, be it a teacher, a friend or a parent. It only takes one person, and it doesn’t really matter who it is. Try to see yourself the way they see you. As someone said, “if you could envision the type of person God intended you to be, you would rise up and never be the same again.”

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