105 days from today is my birthday.
I’ve been thinking of acquiring new habits, re-acquiring some habits I stopped practising, and leaving some old habits.
I’m going to utilize the scientific method to know what habits are and how to form, build, acquire, re-acquire those that I want, and leave and destroy those I don’t want.
I’m going to test the 21 day habit theory to see if it takes 21 days to form a habit.
I’m going to test whether habits such as a skill, knowledge, or expertise can be broken down into smaller habits and acquire each of them in 21 days each.
Last night I thought about getting organized especially by my birthday which is in 105 days.
I have this getting organized program by Alejandra Costello called Power Productivity Program or PPP for short.
There are 5 modules in it and I was going to focus on each module for 21 days and finish in 105 days.
But I’ve decided today after reading the module 1 that I can’t wait 20 more days to move on to module 2.
So I’m going to apply Benjamin Franklin’s method of paying attention on 1 virtue during a whole week.
I’m going to test Benjamin Franklin’s 1 virtue/week method on other habits I want to acquire or knowledge or skills I want to learn.
Also, I’m going to test the 21 day theory on acquiring the habit of doing GTD.
There are 5 phases in GTD, so if I concentrate on 1 phase during the 21 days, then by Dec 20th, I’ll have the habit of doing GTD.
But I’m going to first concentrate on the 3rd phase – Organizing.
The reasons being are because it was suggested in the Road to Black Belt Webinar Part 1 – Organizing by David Allen’s coaching team.
And also because this 3rd phase coincides with utilizing Alejandra Costello’s PPP.
I know Benjamin Franklin started each virtue on Sunday, but it’s better to start today than wait.
On to utilizing the scientific method, and more specifically, step or stage #1 – Curious Observation
“Scientific Method Lesson:
Develop the Attribute of Curiosity
You will use it throughout.
Constantly observe! – Ask questions: What, Why, Which, Where, When, Who, How, and If.”
What is a habit?
Why is a habit? Why does a habit exist? What are the causes of a habit?
Which is a habit?
Where is a habit? Where does a habit exist?
When is a habit? When does a habit exist? When does a habit cease to exist? When is a habit formed, built, acquired?
Who is a habit? Who is the agent of a habit meaning who effects a habit? Who is a recepient of a habit?
How is a habit? How does a habit exist? Asking how entails the process, the means, the way, the efficient cause(s).
If it is a habit, then what?
“Visualize what might be. Accept nothing as “fact.””
What might be a habit?
“Be an innovator! – Cultivate curiosity to find and develop new ideas.”
Also, I want to utilize the scientific method on will-power in order to have a strong will.
What is a will?
Why is a will? Why does a will exist? What are the causes of a will?
Which is a will?
Where is the will? Where does the will exist?
When is a will? When does the will exist? When does the will cease to exist? When is a will formed, built, acquired? When is a strong will formed, built, acquired?
Who is a will? Who is the agent of a will, meaning who effects the will? Who is a recepient of a will?
How is a will? How does a will exist? What is the process, means, way for a will to exist? What are the efficient causes of a will?
If it is a will, then what?
What might be a will?