What is a Paradigm?
A paradigm (pair-a-dime) is the way you see something, your point of view, frame of reference, or belief. Everyone has their own way of seeing things. Everyone has their own paradigm. Next time you don't agree with someone, think about their paradigm too. Sometimes, paradigms can be off the mark and create limitations. Everyone has paradigms about everything... ourselves, other people, life in general. A paradigm shift is when you change your point of view... the way you see something.
What is a Principle?
A principle is the real thing or natural law. We are all familiar with the effects of gravity. Throw a ball up and it comes down. It's a natural law or principle. Principles aren't mine or yours. They aren't up for discussion. Principles apply to everyone. They can't be bought or sold. If you live by them, you will excel. If you break them, you will fail. Here are a few principles you may not have realized: Honesty is a principle. Service is a principle. Love is a principle. Hard work is a principle. Respect, gratitude, moderation, fairness, integrity, loyalty, and responsibility are principles. There are so many more! Putting your principles first is the key to becoming a person of character. Principles never fail.