In a previous e-mail I talked about the role of experimentation in your health.
I think I’ve started doing is keeping a log of all the iterations in my life. What’s working, what’s not working?
I think you can iterate yourself to the pinnacle. Keep trying new things. Keep running new experiments, and keep testing and refining.
I really think it’s the only way to get to where you want to go.
One reason I can even help people is that I have run so many experiments that I know what works and what doesn’t.
The difference between the pros and everyone else is not just the number of hours they have practiced something, but how many different experiments they have run.
Have you heard that 10,000-hour rule? It says that you can only become great after 10,000 hour of practice. There’s something to that rule, but you can’t do the same thing for 10,000 hours and expect to get good.
The great musicians didn’t practice someone else’s songs over and over, they experimented with new styles and tried different approaches.
The great comedians experiment with hundreds of jokes before they find the ones that really resonate.
What’s more important is to cancel experiments early and often. Don’t let experiments go on for too long.
That’s what I did in my 20’s. I ran experiments over and over even when I knew the experiment had failed. I was just wasting time.
Fortunately, I didn’t stop experimenting until I found what I was looking for and that’s what I want to share with you: https://bit.ly/2UQcLBW