Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Power of Ongoing Micro Experiments

Everyone needs an interesting way of interacting with the world.

Some creative lens, personal filter, permanent fixture or unique coefficient, that we carry with us at all times, that affords us the opportunity to navigate and meet and understand the world with a slightly skewed perspective on just about everything.

Think of it as your ongoing micro experiment.

For me, it’s the nametag.

Wearing one all day, everyday for the past thirteen years has been my passport to interestingness, my mechanism for making sense of my existence and the source against which I bounce what I see.

Not sure what yours is? Try the following exercise:

Everything I need to know, I learned from my ___________.

The point is, this ongoing micro experiment doesn’t define you. It’s not your whole identity. And it’s certainly not the only thing you’re known for.

But for anyone who wants to live a more interesting life, all it takes one simple, powerful portal to change our perspective on everything.