Never would I have expected that getting organized could be so much fun! And never would I have imagined that the final key to solving my biggest problems was applying the scientific method to my own life! And yet, that really happened. I used science to quantify my life, turn it into a game, and reach levels of performance that I once deemed illusionary.
To Cut a Long Story Short:
From the deepest depths of depression and burnout I had risen from my own ashes like a phoenix and started my journey of unrestricted personal development and progress. Enthusiastically I didn’t only overcome most of my personal problems in a breeze, I also felt I had really become who I wanted to be. What happened to me was nothing less than the greatest personal transformation in my entire life – and it’s still continuing!
If you are really interested in my whole complete story, then you can take a look at my old personal blog (-Death)rant.net. In 2009 I started that blog as an attempt to banish my depression by screaming out my worries out into the digital ether. Well, it didn’t help a lot, but at least I had a place where I could write down my thoughts in a more or less sensible way.
Drowning my depression with antidepressants temporarily, I got better for a while, just to fall into the horrible abyss of depression+burnout one year later. Antidepressants weren’t strong enough to get me out of there. I needed to change my approach entirely. So, I started an online journal, invited some friends to it, and was suggested to read the awesome self-help book Feeling Good by David D. Burns. That fabulous book saved me by inviting me to try the scientific method on my own life!
Yes, that was really the central inflection point of my life. It may be hard to understand why such a simple idea can have such a massive impact, but think about it: We used experimentation and science to make fire, build steam engines, split atoms, and create a global information-meta-network. That hasn’t just changed our world a little bit, but radically. Similarly, the application of science to your personal life will not only change it a little bit, but in a really unprecedented and awe-inspiring way!
Of course, we do some wild “experimentation”, but usually we do so in an unstructured way. Giving that process a clever structure is not only an absolute game changer, it’s an absolute life changer! It can turn your life into an experiment, a game, a challenge, a voyage to unimaginable greatness. That’s what I call Systematic Life Improvement.
Systematic Life Improvement
Improving your life in a systematic way is the central theme of this site, and it works roughly the following way:
- Find out what you really want to do.
- Define smart challenges that are connected to what you really want to do.
- Learn, think, and find out how to win that challenge.
- Write down a plan that will make you win that challenge.
- Stick to that plan.
- Track your progress and your success.
- Review and tweak your goals and methods.
This method works! It leaves all alternative approaches in the dust and elevates you a higher level of existence – if you implement it the right way! Unfortunately, implementing it just the right way is the main difficulty. Therefore, I need to explain how to do that. Due to the complexity of that task, this will take a while. As a matter of fact, you will need to stick around at this site to find out what I have to say about Systematic Life Improvement.
But Where’s The Fun?
The fun appears once you apply the Systematic Life Improvement method the right way. Few things are as exciting as having the strong feeling of being on the right track. Making optimal progress at reaching your own goals can be really exhilarating. You don’t need drugs, or very special experiences to feel absolutely great, you just need to do the right thing at the right time! Reach an intense experience of flow and you will know where the fun is.
In fact, I have been a computer game maniac for almost my entire life. Just recently, I have found out that my own personal development is a game that is superior to those computer games in many respects. Most importantly, it’s a game that really makes a difference to real life! It’s not a waste of time and there’s nothing to regret. And the chances are limitless, as is the potential of us all!
You can play the game of personal development, too! Together we can overcome all boundaries and finally become unrestricted!