Why bother?

Maybe you have lots of ideas. Options. Choices.

“[E]very time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different than it was before.” — C.S. Lewis

Or maybe: Experiments.

The smallest decision is an opportunity to experiment, not just to try something entirely new, but also to tweak something small. If life, at work, and in relationships, the small things matter. Here are some things I think about when I get a chance to experiment:


What do I want to learn from Experiment X? How can I build on it? How will it change me, a project, or someone else?


What do I want to get out of Experiment X? Will it serve a want/need/delight/goal for me or someone else?


What do I want to do with the expected results of Experiment X? What would be the next step or two if things turned out a certain way?


Why bother? Because you can. And because it’s up to you. What’s next?

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