The Scientific Method

In middle school, I believe, we are taught all about the scientific method - in context of 7th grade science that is. I do not remember much from the classroom in my middle and high school days, but the scientific method has definitely stuck with me. 

I think it goes something like this: 

  • Make an Observation. Scientists are naturally curious about the world. ...
  • Form a Question. After making an interesting observation, a scientific mind itches to find out more about it. ...
  • Form a Hypothesis. ...
  • Conduct an Experiment. ...
  • Analyse the Data and Draw a Conclusion.

Why am I bringing this up now? Have I reinvigorated my passion for middle school science projects? 

The short is that I think we can apply this method of thinking to so many different areas of our lives. 

We can run experiments on our personal lives - finding ways to become more self aware and healthy.

We can run experiments on business projects - starting companies this way and solving problems.

The list goes on and on. 

The problem is that so many of us forget about the scientific method. Our ego gets in the way.