For over 10 years I have been writing code and building impressive virtual structures and writing trading systems. I have put so much of my time effort and energy into creating these virtual structures that I have neglected myself. This is not uncommon in today’s modern society. The past year has made me realise that I have been simply going throughout the motions of everyday life. In 2012 I am going to change this.
Change is hard, Why Bother?
Have you ever woke up in the morning and asked yourself how the hell did I get here? I know I have asked this question of myself on many occasions. After some introspection and critical analysis I have determined that my current position is a direct result from my choices and actions (or in-actions).
I am the creator of my own reality.
Some things are out of our control
I have previously allowed myself to be the victim of my circumstances however this is not helpful. I have come to accept that I cannot control many aspects of life, however I can choose how I will react to these events.
I do not control the universe, with the good will come bad. Deal with it positively.
I am changing my own reality and improving myself. I am documenting my progress in the hopes that it may help or inspire just one person. We can all get caught up with our work and family and forget ourselves.
How The n++ Project Works
The goal of the project is to use simple scientific methods to improve myself and share the results of my life change experiments. I will use the following system to develop and test specific plans of action to achieve my goals.
- Define a question, problem or specific aspect of my life to change
- Gather information, resources and observe successful people.
- Form a simple working hypothesis
- Test hypothesis by undertaking experiments and collecting data in a reproducible manner.
- Analyze the data
- Interpret the data and refine original hypothesis.
- Publish results
- Test, test & re-test and improve model with feedback.
I know I am a geek and you may think this approach is overkill. I have found that success usually comes from a systematic approach.