Too Many Personal Growth Variables

In split testing you make one change and track the results of that change. I have completely dispensed with that technique as of last Thursday. It wasn’t intentional. At the time, I had not made the connection between split testing and personal growth. I had not recognized the power of testing one discrete change in my life before moving on to the next one. So, as of last Thursday, I began incorporating three significant changes into my life.

First, I returned to my 5:00am for 30-days trial. It had been on hold while Melissa was in Nashville and, obviously, while Ella and I were down there.

Second, I began the Holosync program. I have listened to The Dive every morning since then and listened to an additional recording on three of the eight days.

Third, I have begun doing hydrotherapy each morning at the end of my shower. If you’re not familiar with hydrotherapy, it’s a simple process of turning the water on very hot for 8 seconds, then very cold for 8 seconds and repeating it three times, ending with cold. It has been shown to stimulate the immune system. And it certainly does wake you up!

Now I’m not about to change this. I’m feeling quite good with all of these new routines. However, I do regret that I will not be able to track how each of them is affecting me individually. In other words, I will have to take these three changes as one group. Whatever effects I feel will be attributed to the entire group rather than just one of them. And this may, or may not be an accurate reflection of cause and effect.

Watch for a posting later today or tomorrow on how I will be doing my split testing for personal growth from now on.

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      1. Evolving Times » Split Testing for Personal Growth on October 20th, 2006 9:50 am

        […] By testing one incremental change in your life and tracking the results you can determine if this change is positive or negative. For example if you currently eat a vegetarian diet and want to see how eating chicken will affect you, add chicken to your diet. But, you must make that one change only, and you must make the change for long enough to have statistically accurate data. (See the entry Too Many Personal Growth Variables for more on this). […]

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