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Being a Scientist of Yourself (GWTW333)

Do you have what it takes to become a scientist of yourself in order to learn more about who you are? I was captivated by this phrase—”scientist of yourself”—while reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein and thought I’d explore a little more about what this means for our life and work.

Quotes Referenced in this Episode:

From Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein:

“Rather than expecting an ironclad a priori answer to ‘Who do I really want to become?,’ their work indicated that it is better to be a scientist of yourself, asking smaller questions that can actually be tested—’which among my various possible selves should I start to explore now? How can I do that?'” (p. 165).

“Rather than a grand plan, find experiments that can be undertaken quickly” (p. 165).

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