This is an excerpt from the Bestselling Book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.
It is a short story in which he talks about how shifting our paradigms can change the way things are.
A paradigm, Stephen R. Covey explains, is a way of looking at things. It’s comparable to the road map of a city. The map may or may not be entirely accurate, sometimes may even be wrong. Imagine if you are touring the city of Chicago, for example, but have been given a map of San Francisco, how frustrating it would be for you? And the harder you try, the more closely you follow the directions set out in the map, the more lost you will be, all the while wondering about what happened and what went wrong.
Yet many people go through life holding the wrong map.
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