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exam #3 - the intended goals Workers do not get...

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In the beginning of Covey’s book, he immediately talks about paradigms in every day life. By the fifth page, we already have a clear understanding of what a paradigm is and how to apply it to life. A paradigm is defines as the way we “see” the world. It is a model, theory, perception, or assumption. Three examples of a paradigm are politics, religion, and work ethic. Politics are usually the choice passed down by the family. For example, if a family is democratic, it is most likely the children will also be democratic. If a family is Jewish, for example, it is highly likely that the children will also be firm believers in the Jewish lifestyle. The children will probably grow up with the Jewish dishes of choice, the clothing, and way of speaking. Work ethic is passed down through families also, but is also learned from friends and other peers. A paradigm about work ethic would be to work hard to achieve
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Unformatted text preview: the intended goals. Workers do not get presidential jobs by being lazy and not doing their work when it is due. They also do not get to where they are by slacking off in school, or by getting mediocre grades. Paradigms may be shifted if a person comes into contact with another person with a different view. If a democratic woman, for instance, marries a republican man, she may experience a shift in her paradigm. While having a conversation with her husband, she may see his side of the conversation and eventually, she might believe in the republican way of life instead. In my life, I have formed many paradigms to fit my way of living. I believe in hard work and dedication. I also believe in the democratic viewings, because my whole family is democratic....
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