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Seeing What Sticks (SWS)
What am I doing?
The key to success in anything is persistence and experimentation - The Magic of Thinking Big
I want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise (I actually haven’t been able to shake this desire since dressing up as Ben Franklin for a book report in 2nd grade). And I think the most effective way to accomplish this is by running a bunch of experiments to help me get there.
So, I’m going to be running a bunch of healthy, wealthy, and wise experiments.
SWS is where I’ll document the process. Celebrate the wins. Lament the losses. And, well, see what sticks.
The key to succeeding in today’s world is the ability to test, tinker, tweak, and experiment your way to success.
I actually think this has always been the case. Nature has been sprinkling in mutations to test the most effective chances of survival since life itself. And every modern human technology owes a debt of gratitude to the scientific method.
But experimentation has never been more accessible to individuals than it is today.
You can spin up a business to test an idea within hours. You have access to thousands of workout and diet plans to see what works best for you. You can even test your thoughts and ideas by putting published content in front of masses with social media to measure engagement.
If you’re willing to put in the time and think like a scientist, accomplishing the things you want should only be some number of experiments away. At least I hope.
You can’t test something sitting on your hands
The only way you can make anything happen in your life is by taking action. And experimentation encourages taking action. You can’t test something by doing nothing.
I’ve had too many ideas that have gone nowhere not because they were bad ideas but because I never acted on them. Maybe they were bad ideas. But maybe they were life changing ideas. I’ll never know because I never tried.
SWS is the playground to test everything.
And…it’s just more fun
It’s fun to try different things.
Why not try to write a book? Why not test ways to grow your Twitter following to 100k in a year? Why not see if only eating one meal a day is effective for you?
Experimentation encourages action in a way that’s light and enjoyable.
It gets you out of your comfort zone and learning new skills along the way.
You might look silly testing something that’s a little out there, but all you have to say is “Yeah, I’m trying something for a while”.
And you don’t have to stick with something forever…unless it sticks.