Researchers Lauren McCann and Gabriel Weinberg write in Super Thinking
that the most successful people and organizations “are constantly refining how they work and what they work on to be more effective.”
Adaptability is more important than ever because economic, social, and technological shifts are happening faster than in the past.
McCann and Weinberg suggest that you can use the scientific method as a framework to help you become more adaptable in your everyday life.
Formally, the scientific method is a rigorous cycle of making observations, forming hypotheses, testing them, analyzing data, and developing new theories.
You can apply the scientific method to your life simply by being more experimental.
For example, think about your attempts to be more productive. You shouldn’t expect to find the ideal setup right away. But if you experiment with different processes, schedules, software, etc. you’ll get closer and closer to the setup that allows you to do your best work.
Or take the issues of diet and exercise.
What can you change in your diet or routines to help you eat healthier?
What kind of exercise program can you stick to?
Your first attempts may not be successful. But when you apply an experimental mindset, you’ll increase your chances of finding the approaches that work best for you.