Why become a member?
- Do you want to jump orbits in your life?
- Do you want to jump orbits in your career?
- Do you want to jump orbits in your business?
- Do you want to enhance your self efficacy beliefs?
- Do you want to jump multiple orbits in shortest possible time?
Orbital Change is key
Making real progress in life or relationship or career is like a orbit jumping process.Your task is to jump from lower orbit level to next higher orbit level in terms of success, achievement, earnings power and satisfaction. The more orbits you can jump better is life for you. Most people spend entire lifetime stuck in one orbit.
If your objective is to jump orbits in terms of your earnings power in career then you need to put efforts to enhance your skills and knowledge sets. You need to build competencies which will dramatically alter your earnings potential.
Unless you try to jump orbits your earnings will not rise dramatically. At regular rates of salary hikes you are unlikely to end up with dramatically different earnings potential in 10 or 15 years from today. But if you put efforts in climbing the orbits you will have unimaginable earnings potential. If you can jump 4-5 orbits your earnings power can increase 20 to 30 times current level.
Same way if you are in a business and built a small successful business, unless you make orbital change you will continue to be in same orbit in terms of your earnings potential. From a 2 million business if you can jump to 20 million orbits then the fun and view is different. Too many small businesses get stuck in orbits for years and some steadily lose momentum and in fact go down to lower level orbits.
In your personal effectiveness and personal relationships also it is the same thing. If you want to enhance your personal effectiveness you need to develop leadership skills. You need to develop skills in managing people better. You need skills in self evaluation. All these areas of skills are easy to acquire once you decide to build them.
Jumping orbit is not easy
While many wish to be in next orbit, unless they make an effort they are not going to get there. Certain amount of energy and effort is required to jump from one level to the next.Orbital changes are not small incremental changes. "Orbital changes" are changes which push you in to next level of orbit in terms of success or competency or earnings potential.
These are very significant changes, requiring changing major set of beliefs and assumptions and freezing that new change and belief. Unless your current beliefs and assumptions completely change and are in tune with the new orbit you want to go to you will find dramatic changes are difficult. Our current way of thinking and doing keeps us in current orbits. In addition many times our relationship, friend circle, relatives, co workers often actively work to keep us in current orbit or pull you down in lower orbits.
We are constantly subject to gravitational force which tends to either keep us in same orbits or pulls us down. We acquire bad habits, we become lethargic, we get in to wrong social circles or sometime we self sabotage our own effort and progress. So we really need herculean effort to break away from the orbit.
You need significant efforts
When the shuttle carrying the satellite is launched in space 80 to 90% or more of the fuel is spent in first few minutes during the take off phase. Once the take off is successful only the remaining 10% fuel required to keep the shuttle in its orbit. Higher the orbit greater is the fuel and thrust required.
Same way if you want to jump orbits, you need significant effort at beginning. You need 90% plus effort in short concentrated period of time to jump to your own intended orbit , be it related to trading, career or personal happiness.
Small progress is easy. Significant progress is difficult. If you want dramatic change in your life or career , you need to change your current set of beliefs, assumptions and world view dramatically. You need to put above your current capacity kind of efforts to thrust yourself out of current orbit.
When the shuttle is launched only few people travel in it, but hundreds and often thousands of people are on ground supporting that mission. Same way if you want to thrust yourself in to next orbit, you need support team that will ensure that everything aligns to make your flight successful. To jump orbits you need to build your support team.
If you want orbital change in your life then not just one or 10 things need to change but 1000's of things need to change.
Your current mental model drives all your behavior
"Orbital changes" require change in your mental models. Mental model is a psychological concept about how our mind works. Mental models are deeply held mental images, beliefs, and assumptions. The mental models play a very important role in dealing with world around us.
We interpret the world according to our mental models. Mental models are coping mechanism for the complexity around us. So we simplify the world around us and form certain beliefs and assumptions about the world.
This creates our own inner world. Our own interpretation of how the world works. That reality we create is based on "assumptions and beliefs", it is not necessarily based on logic or scientific fact. Two people with different mental models react and interpret same data and same situations differently. Mental models include what a person thinks is true but not necessarily what is actually true.
Your current mental model drives all your behavior.
You need to change your mental model
From a practical perspective, on individual level, if you want to change your life, you need to change your mental models.
If you want dramatic change in your life, you need to change your current set of beliefs, assumptions and world view dramatically.
Resolution is intention, but to achieve the intention not just one or 10 things need to change but 1000's of things need to change.
But because our mental models are hard coded and we have built entire structure to reinforce them, change is difficult.
Once the mental models get hard coded, it is difficult to change it.
The reason for it is cognitive dissonance.
To launch yourself in next orbit you need extra ordinary effort and mental model change. Self directed orbital change is difficult. You are constantly fighting your basic tendencies and get prone to gravitational force of your current assumptions and beliefs.
Self directed mental model change is often difficult
Self directed mental model change is the key.What you are interested is self directed change in mental models. If we want to do it as a self directed process , you need some sort of template.
It is easier to accomplish some of these things in facilitated encounters. Successful people in all walks of life have the capacity to change and reinvent their mental models several times during their lifetime.That is why they continuously keep moving in to new orbits.
Mediocre people in most walks of life get stuck with a mental model and spend their entire life in a orbit, never managing to climb to next orbit.
If your life or career or business iis stuck in orbit it is time to aim for orbital change. Do not just do incremental changes but do dramatic changes.