Do you ever find yourself reflecting on the past, trying to figure out how you got to where you are today? Trying to remember if there was one epiphany that triggered a revelation? Was there a moment in which all of your fears disappeared, clarity overtook you and you took one giant step towards changing your life?
If your waiting for a giant shift to happen without work, that lands you in a moment of breakthrough, they don't happen spontaneously.
There are simply tipping points. A mind-blowing, singular breakthrough is not what changes your life. A microshift is.
The idea is what science philosopher Thomas Kuhn dubbed a “paradigm shift.” Kuhn suggested we don’t change our lives in flashes of brilliance, but through a slow process in which assumptions unravel and require new explanations. It’s in these periods of flux that microshifts happen and breakthrough-level change begins to take shape.
Revelations occur when ideas that are sitting in the margins of our mind finally get enough attention. Many times this happens on vacation or when we have the time to actually explore our own thoughts, instead of chasing emails and getting on conference calls.
Take time to allow for the microshifts to happen. That's where the dreams become reality.
Are you living your dream?