A paradigm shift takes place when your perception of a situation changes. For example; if a guitar instructor were to ask a student to reverse rolls and teach them the scale they’d been working on, as if the student were the one giving the lesson, this would encourage some students to become better learners.
Sometimes in a frustrating situation all that is needed is a shift in perceptions. Once this perception/paradigm shift takes place the frustration experience just prior to the shift can evaporate or morph into something far more positive, depending upon what the new perception is.
It is pointed out here that the USA was founded on the premise of a paradigm shift. Rather than Kings running the country the change in paradigm came in the form of a government set up by the people for the people. As we know today; this shift in the paradigm brought about by America’s founders has resulted in an environment of endless opportunity within the borders of the United States, even today!