SOLVING THE INNOVATOR’S PARADOX − Part IV
What is a perspective? It is something elusive that is somewhat hard to grasp, define and paradoxically enough, to perceive. It is a set of beliefs and behaviors stored somewhere in our mind, with which we interpret reality. Our perception shapes how we choose to relate to the information we receive (visual, audio, sentient, etc.) and how we act and/or react accordingly.
The trick to transforming our perspective is first to become aware of it. This can be achieved by seeing our own reflection in everything that we create.
THE CREATION IS THE MIRROR OF ITS CREATOR
Hence our perspective, a little like our DNA, is imprinted into everything that we create. There are three main forces that shape our perspective. These are also intentions and they behave a bit like gravity fields, binding us to a certain reality.
The first force is called the Subconscious Intention which is responsible for keeping us in the past. This is the one force responsible for keeping us static, in the known. It is particularly virulent when pressure increases. When in doubt, we typically rely on what we know. By accepting these creation patterns for what they are and authentically learning from them while seeking self-transformation, they lose power. Innovation requires Self-Innovation. Once the creator is no longer attached to certain behaviors and automatisms, his or her ability to perceive a new reality and shape a new perspective becomes possible.
The second force is called the Conscious Intention. This is usually what we simply call intention, and the sharper and clearer our conscious intentions are (not to mention the subconscious intentions made conscious), the stronger our ability to manifest our vision becomes possible. This is essential for shaping the clearest and most adequate MVP assumptions (link article 3).
The clearer our assumptions are, the greater our ability becomes to supply the emerging market with what it needs. But because of Einstein’s Paradox (“Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them”), we need to go a little deeper.
The third force is called the Supraconscious Intention. This is what all Innovators seek to discover, this blissful presence that constitutes the purest and rawest expression of the emerging creation. Once the noise (interference of the subconscious) is out of the way, it makes way for what we really want. A thorough exploration and contemplation of this still unformed and yet great innovative potential has the ability to transform our perspective as it is being revealed. If harvested and integrated appropriately, through simply being aware and experiencing what is emerging, this process can help transform an individual, a work team, a company and ultimately an entire market.
If what we create is produced by this higher inspiration, it will carry this presence forth with it and help spread a new global perspective. This is the birth of innovation and the work required to solve the Innovator’s Paradox.