“Prinsip layaknya mercusuar, dia tegak memberi cahaya selalu, dan tidak bisa bergerak (steady)”
from : Seven habit
I was serving on the lead battleship and was on watch on the bridge as night fell.
The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all
Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported, “Light, bearing on the starboard
“Is it steady or moving astern?” the captain called out.
Lookout replied, “Steady, captain,” which meant we were on a dangerous collision course with that
The captain then called to the signal man, “Signal that ship: We are on a collision course, advise you
change course 20 degrees.”
Back came a signal, “Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees.”
The captain said, “Send, I’m a captain, change course 20 degrees.”
“I’m a seaman second class,” came the reply. “You had better change course 20 degrees.”
By that time, the captain was furious. He spat out, “Send, I’m a battleship. Change course 20
Back came the flashing light, “I’m a lighthouse.”
We changed course
The A Paradigm Shift is the “a-ha” experience associated with finally perceiving or understanding
some aspect of the world (or a circumstance) in a different way. Paradigm Shift experienced by the
captain — and by us as we read this account — puts the situation in a totally different light. We can see
a reality that is superseded by his limited perceptions — a reality that is as critical for us to understand
in our daily lives as it was for the captain in the fog.
Principles are like lighthouses. They are natural laws that cannot be broken.