Self-Help Life Experiments
The point at which you stop experimenting is the point you stop developing. I totally believe this!
Everywhere you look you see people that have remained in the same spot for years and years because they have stopped experimenting.
Take learning a language…how many people living in a country where they speak another language, still have had the same poor language they did years ago? Its because they got to a point they were comfortable and stopped learning.
If you have studied a language, you probably have experienced this. I studied Japanese for years and eventually became very proficient in it. Just let me reiterate eventually! At times, it was extremely frustrating to feel like I was not learning the language as fast as I thought I should or as others, but I knew, ‘slow and steady wins the race’.
I made committed to myself early on to always continue proactive study and experimentation of the language.
Guess what? Over time that is what was the key to success for me. I was finally able to find a bathroom whenever I needed it and understand what buttons to push on the blasted thing to make it work without coming out of the restroom embarrassed.
I realized the work was paying off one day when I took a friend to the hospital and could easily translate.
Even though I felt I had “arrived” that day, there was still a lot more I knew I could learn so, I stuck with it, eventually winning an international non-native Japanese essay contest during my undergraduate education.
In the spirit of perpetual and continual experimenting, I will be posting some of the things I am experimenting with to enhance the quality of my life in some way on the site for prove disprove the validity of the idea.
Please comment and tell me your thoughts or suggestions of experiments that I could try.
Also tell me your about your experiments.