experiment n: a controlled procedure carried out to discover, test, or demonstrate something; vb: to make experiments
I love a good experiment.
Experiments are forgiving.
In the context of leaving our comfort zones they can, depending on the level of control applied, imply a certain leniency, permission to try something, fail, and learn from it.
Experiments are usually conducted over a set period of time with defined goals and yet-to-be-proven outcomes. They’re about discovery, study, and reflection; progress, not perfection.
Thinking of launching a new product? Run a pilot and get feedback. Experiment.
Itching to branch out in your art? Bring in new colors, combinations, or materials and see where it goes. Experiment.
Want to implement a lifestyle change, but resisting it fiercely? Give it your all for a week and evaluate, see how it fits. Experiment.
Experiments are less intimidating than an all-or-nothing approach; they take the pressure of having to succeed out of the picture.
Experiments make stepping into unfamiliar territory a lot less scary.
I like that.
What could you experiment with today?