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What is your Axiom?

Posted on December 27, 2008 by

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My sons received the movie, WALL-E, for Christmas. There is a spaceship in that movie named Axiom. To me, that was a strange thing to name a ship so I looked up the definition of axiom. If you remember back to your math, an axiom was something that was accepted and didn’t need to be proven, but, there are other definitions. Two of them are, ‘taken for granted’ and ‘not questioned’. Those are the definitions that seemed to fit.

These definitions also got me to thinking about the axioms we have in our life. These are our “that’s just the way it is,” assumptions. Axioms are what keep people doing the same ol’ even if they don’t like to do it. In the movie, two people’s lives receive interruptions which cause them to see their world with different eyes. They have lived aboard the spaceship all of their lives but they only discover the ship has a pool after their familiar world is disrupted.

I would challenge you to interrupt your world. Start questioning the things in your life that you take for granted. Ask, “what if” questions to open your mind to new possibilities. Step out of the familiar. See the world from a fresh viewpoint.

Most people do not start a home based business because it is “unfamiliar” and “not normal”. They also live lives that gives their power to things outside themselves such as their job or their boss or even their friends. Take a fresh look at this. Take control of your life. Change your axioms.

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cangel says:
May 21st, 2009 at 12:02 pm

You are right. Axioms are great for math but not necessarily for personal growth. As a former math teacher I often found I was living my life by following axioms – it is just that way and I can’t change it. But I have found that I can challenge axioms like, you can’t have fun if you don’t have money. And guess what, I have retired from my job and I am have more fun without a lot of money. Thanks for your blog that puts life into perspective.

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