170 days from now is my birthday.
Today’s the 11th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.
“STEP OR STAGE #1 of the Scientific Method
“Scientific Method Observation
Curious observation is the start of the inductive process. Discovery of new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention usually begin with curious observation using the five senses: smelling, tasting, hearing, feeling, seeing.”
What does ‘observation’ mean? Does it mean primarily noticing something through seeing?
Ok so he refers to the ‘inductive process’ which is the process of going from particulars to the general.
Utilize your five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling in order to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention.
How do I utilize my five senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling in order to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention?
Discover new problems. What new problems are there? What does Edmund mean by ‘problem’? Is it the same as Simon & Newell’s? Cf ‘The Complete Problem Solver’.
Discover new ideas. New ideas are a result of combining two old ideas.
What new theories must be discovered?
What decisions needed must be made?
What problem prevention must be made?
“Instruments and tools can be used to help extend these senses. Use your sense perceptions and projections visually and mentally. Turn thoughts over and over in your mind. Use reasoning, your imagination, and introspection. Being in the right mood, motivated, and sensitive helps! Train your mind to interpret what you see. Learn to be a problem solver.”
What are these instruments and tools that can be used to help extend my five senses to discover new problems, ideas, theories, decisions needed, and problem prevention?
Does he mean by using your projections visually to diagram, sketch, etc?
Perhaps he means to use your five senses externally and internally?
Turn thoughts over and over in your mind.
Use reasoning. use deductive and inductive reasoning.
Use your imagination.
Use introspection. What does Edmund mean by introspection?
Be motivated. What motivates you? How do you motivate yourself?
To train your mind to interpret what you see requires being ‘objective’ because of the perceptual filters that I have which influences how I interpret what I see.
Training presupposes habit, therefore create this habit.
Learn to be a problem solver. Cf. Hayes’ ‘The Complete Problem Solver’.
On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’
“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 11)
– w/ my app? Ability to be more effective.
“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 10)
“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 9)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– I get to leave a legacy.
“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 8)
“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 7)
– I won an auction bid on ebay.
“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 6)
“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 5)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?
“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 4)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Bullet journal the improvement of my career.
“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 3)
“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 2)
“What is one small thing that is special about me (or my spouse, or my organization)?”
– I’m curious and love to learn new things.