You probably heard of the saying to treat failure as feedback.
You probably also heard to fail like a scientist.
I love both of these ideas.
Better yet why not take them one step further to create an even more ambitious mindset:
Treat life as an experiment!
If you think about it, life is nothing more than an experiment.
Every goal. Every project. Every relationship.
Every uncomfortable situation you seem to find yourself in.
Every experience period.
They are all nothing more than experiments for you to explore what you like and what you don’t.
To see what works and what doesn’t.
To learn what you’re capable of and where you need to grow.
Put more simply, they are all vehicles for you to experience something new and then notice how it feels.
Because if you peel away all its layers, life ultimately comes down to experiences.
This mindset of viewing life as an experiment is about remembering that nuance.
So if life comes down to experiences, what’s the point of having them?
Simply to uncover the truth.
This is the second piece to what makes life an experiment — and is arguably the most valuable.
The journey of personal growth and spiritual unfoldment is inherently a collection of experiences: a quest to learn more and more about who we really are and what we are truly capable of.
The ups and downs, the zigs and zags, every new experience along with the familiar ones that play on repeat throughout our lives, are all there for us to discover (and remember) the truth of who we are: spiritual beings having a physical experience.
Like any experiment the average scientist conducts, the main goal is always about getting at the truth instead of being proven right. In the same way, life is about the pursuit of truth and finding meaning more than it is than being rich, famous, having six-pack abs, or being “the best”.
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