Can’t I just change slowly? A little bit at a time?
Uh.. yes, you can. In fact, all you’re doing is changing slowly. Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘evolution’.
Right, so why the need for so called ‘paradigm shifts?’
Well it’s a question of how deeply the source of your problems are rooted. Are you trying to grow a tree on infertile ground? Do you need to move far away from where you currently stand?
If the person you want to be is far from the person you currently are, then you’ve answered the question. You need to move a large distance – therefore paradigms must be shifted.
If the person you want to be is not far from the person you currently are, then relax.. and gently orient yourself in the right direction and let the automatic winds of change carry you there.