Framework vs. blueprint

Sometimes I find myself searching for a blueprint.

"3 steps to stay healthy / find brotherhood / become rich / have a great relationship etc."

Then I stop and ask myself: Is this who I want to be? A person who needs a babysitter for life?

What happens when the blueprint somehow doesn't work?

What happens when I skip one step?

Is it me or the blueprint?

How does a blueprint handle change?

Why do I even care about a blueprint? Fear? Laziness? Need for security?

One of the best skills to master is robustness and antifragility.

That's why I think in frameworks instead of blueprints.

Each project/goal I have has some underlying fundamentals:

  • Staying healthy: biology, psychology
  • Finding brotherhood: psychology, sociology
  • Becoming rich: psychology, economy
  • Having a great relationship: psychology, sociology, communication

As we can see, there is a lot of science involved, e.g. psychology is everywhere.

That's why I read scientific books.

And then I create my framework - a set of rules and habits with a contextual note.

For example:

  • when I am with people, I don't have my phone nearby me
  • when I am with people, I try not to judge them
  • when I sleep, I don't use an alarm
  • when I eat, I do nothing else

The difference to a blueprint is the fact, that all these things are based on my contextual knowledge about myself.

They also have a high probability to work, because they are backed by science.

These are the things that work for me. Maybe not for you.

If a tool does not work, I use another one.

I am open for change.