What’s Your Experiment?

What's YOUR experiment?Children naturally do it.  Young adults do it.  And then we forget to keep it up.

Experimenting.  Life is built on it.  Any new development starts with it.

Right now, while I am writing this, I am in the middle of one of my experiments.  My torso is wrapped in frozen gel packs.  Yep, I am freezing myself (well, really just cooling my core).  This experiment is all about cold adaptation and what happens to my body.

But to be honest, that is one of my “kicks” in life, trying out little experiments here and there.  I have tried various eating programs, exercise regimens, learning experiments, and other pursuits.  Really, just to see what happens.

When you were a baby, at some point, you thought, “I wonder what would happen if I pulled myself up onto these feet.”  (OK, admittedly, you likely did not have those words.  But you did have that drive.)  Sometime later, you asked, “I wonder what would happen if I DIDN’T do what my parents told me.”  (And that may have ended in any number of ways — point being, you were experimenting.)

Later, you wondered what would happen if you chatted with that attractive person over there, took that job, took that training, moved to that city, etc., etc., etc.

In other words, experimenting is a part of life.

And then we forget to keep it up.  We get stuck in a rut, with the “same ‘ol, same ‘ol” being the daily life.

Time to experiment.  People tell me they don’t like change.  So, don’t worry about change.  Just try an experiment!

What’s YOUR experiment?

7 Ways to Immediately Enhance Your Thriving Mindset: #17 Thriveology Podcast

"Imperfect action trumps perfect inaction."  Harry S. TrumanLast week’s podcast covered the difference between the thriving mindset and a “failure to thrive” mindset.

As with most things in life, this is not an “either/or.”  It is a continuum.  We all have some elements of a thriving mindset, and some elements of a failure to thrive mindset.

You CAN shift your mindset to a more thriving perspective — and it is easier than you might think!

I cover 7 ways to enhance your thriving mindset in this week’s podcast.

What others would you add?  Let me know in the comments area below.