The Personal Paradigm Shift we are all CALLED to make

20140115-131136

Recently I stumbled across a picture quote that a friend had posted on Instagram and saved it without thinking much of it. I kept seeing it over the days that followed until this morning as I rushed around getting ready to leave on my flight to Texas these insights relating to it hit me smack in the face.

The picture said “I SEE, I WANT, I GRIND, I GET”

Now I don’t know about you, but up until over the last year ago or so, that would’ve been something I “liked” and probably even reposted, but now as my awareness and values have changed I find it a little disturbing in a way. “I SEE, I WANT, I GRIND, I GET” is in my opinion simple 8 words that profoundly explains the major problems I see in the world around us. They powerfully exemplify the current value system held by a big population of the world, especially western society. This egocentric world view expresses the selfish need to want and acquire all this “stuff” that we won’t be able to take with us when we depart this earth anyways.

Now I’m not saying we should all completely turn our backs on the material world completely, I believe we have been given this gift called LIFE to be here on this earth and enjoy ourselves and be happy! I will also be one of the first to say that nice things DO make life nicer and that there is nothing wrong with having desire to enjoy some of the nicer things in life. I am also not suggesting that the idea of goal setting and striving for things we desire is bad, in fact I believe that is one of the healthiest and most important aspects of life. However from the perspective of those 8 words pointing to the very obviously materialistic centered paradigm most of western society finds itself in, I’m suggesting and challenging everyone joined in a major shift. What if we participated and engaged in a shift from something like “I SEE, I WANT, I GRIND, I GET” to something more like “I SEE, I LOVE, I ACT, I HELP?”

What if we all stopped focusing so much on how much we could GET and instead started focusing on how much we could GIVE? What if we all hustled and worked to the best of our abilities not so we could make more money just so we could buy more material possessions, and instead focused on making more money so we could all help more people and have more time freedom to be with the ones we love and making a difference in the world right where we are?

I’ll never forget a quote I read from Oprah Winfrey in Newsweek years ago that said “When you get money out of the way in your life, you can focus on the things in life that actually matter.” And I believe that 100%; most people are so focused on making a living and keeping up with the Joneses that they forget to design a life and do what will give them the most joy and fulfillment.

We all need to shift our value system and personal paradigms from an EGOCENTRIC view to an ALTRUISTIC one. This will not only completely transform the way we interact with all other human beings but it will drastically ELEVATE our own personal levels of happiness and fulfillment and bring us more joy and inner peace.

We should even take it one step further, and start replacing the personal pronouns “I”, “ME” and “MINE” with “US”, “WE” and “OUR.” Not just in our verbal communication, but on a deeper more personal level that expresses our understanding of the UNITY we have with the rest of life and all others living on this glorious place called Earth. We all need to more consciously shift to living in a more harmonious way in a spirit of cooperation with our fellow inhabitants on this earth.

“WE SEE, WE LOVE, WE ACT, WE HELP”

Doesn’t that sound beautiful? This is the personal challenge I give to everyone I can reach, lets start learning to simplify our lives, and learn to be happy with less, so we can give and help others more. Let’s engage in more philanthropic activities, volunteer more, stretch ourselves with our tithes and offerings and charitable giving.

We don’t need to feel bad for having desires and even seeking to have and enjoy the opulent things life has to offer, as long as we understand that though those things can bring some temporary enjoyment they can never bring lasting happiness and fulfillment. WANT LESS – GIVE MORE. Very Simple.

As Jim Rohn said so eloquently “The greatest value in life is not what you get, the greatest value in life is what you become.”

Service to others isn’t just what brings us the most happiness and fulfillment, it is what we are designed and put here on this earth to do. It is our birthright and duty while we are here. Service to others is the ultimate path that leads to personal Greatness, happiness, joy and fulfillment.

God Bless You All,

Jason Matthew Herrington

Jason Herrington is an entrepreneur, writer and personal and spiritual development coach in Santa Barbara, California. He operates a Blog and project called Elevate 2 Great, which seeks to show people how to Step up to their personal greatness, change their life and change the world. He has 4 year old son and behind his love for God and is son is his love for helping, inspiring, encouraging and lifting up others!

Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve’s community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 500,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.

Add a Blog

52 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  2. Thank you for each of your effort on this web site. Kim delights in making time for investigations and it is easy to understand why. Almost all learn all relating to the lively way you provide reliable tricks via this website and as well as encourage response from other ones about this situation so our favorite daughter is now becoming educated a lot of things. Have fun with the rest of the new year. Your doing a splendid job.

  3. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  4. Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea I wish to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances seem to get one thing done.

  5. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Good job.

  6. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same information you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  7. I was just searching for this information for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your site. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this type of informative websites in top of the list. Normally the top sites are full of garbage.

  8. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and web and this is really frustrating. A good site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for keeping this site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  9. I think other website proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and magnificent user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  10. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really good posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested. Kudos!

  11. I do agree with all the concepts you have introduced on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for newbies. May just you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  12. I’ve read a few good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to make such a excellent informative site.

  13. I am writing to let you know of the impressive experience my wife’s child went through visiting the blog. She noticed some issues, including what it is like to possess an amazing helping heart to make a number of people just fully grasp certain tortuous matters. You actually did more than visitors’ expected results. Thanks for providing such great, dependable, revealing and fun tips about your topic to Sandra.

  14. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  15. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail about the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is an element that insufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am delighted we came across this during my look for something with this.

  16. 747927 95293You produced some decent points there. I looked on the internet for that issue and located most individuals goes along with along together with your internet site. 401869

  17. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail about the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is an element that insufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am delighted we came across this during my look for something with this.

  18. After going over a handful of the blog articles on your blog, I truly appreciate your technique of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my web site as well and tell me your opinion.

  19. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  20. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  21. I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here