So there are two words I would like to examine here: paradigms and competence.

A paradigm in our definition for this discussion is our thought patterns. How we think and do and what we believe is because of the thought patterns we hold in our head. In our subconscious mind, to be exact.  This paradigm contains all self limiting beliefs you may have in your life but it is not just those beliefs.  I see a paradigm as the larger picture, if you will. Watch the video. Bob will explain it better…

The definition of competence is the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. There are essentially four levels of competency when it comes to just about anything. Paradigms are included in these four cycles.

So the four levels are:

  1. Unconscious incompetence

    In relation to a paradigm, let us just imagine that you didn’t know what a paradigm was. You are totally unknowing and unconscious that you are reacting in life because of your paradigms that you don’t even know about. In other words, you do not even realize that you can live your life differently (and most likely better) than you are right now.

  2. Conscious Incompetence

    This is where most people who are into self help and self growth are. They know that there is something more. They want it. They just have to figure out how to get it. And everyone’s journey is different. Your conscious and your subconscious are not aligned yet. They are not vibrating the same and that is causing  a bit of unrest.

  3. Conscious Competence

    So now you have your answers about how to change your life.  You know that changing your mind-literally- is what it’s going to take.  You have to focus on impressing on your subconscious mind  what you want to have in your life. To have the vibration between both parts of your brain to match. They both have to be in harmony.

  4. Unconscious competence

    You have arrived. You went through the stresses and blowback of the disharmony and came out victorious!! You now just naturally can think in tune with an easier life or lots of money or healthy body or meaningful relationships-whatever it means to you. And you can do this with ease. Because your subconscious now is aligned with your conscious. Congratulations!!

You know, there are so many different ways to explain the same thing. There are so many different instructors teaching self growth and optimization and they are all instructing the same thing but in a slightly different way. The way that worked for them most likely. I am one who likes to look at something as important as this from many angles. I know that in the past 66 posts on this site, I have done just that: share knowledge and outlooks and insights.  Plus when I find a new ‘outlook’ I will share that, too. I do it for me as much as I do it for you.

Please comment if you have any other outlooks you have. And share the love by sharing this post. Who knows who this could help.