Chapter 5

Framework

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay, pioneering computer scientist

All of our projects, and everything that we implement, sits within an overall framework. The framework answers the questions of why we implement, how we do it, and where. The framework is made up of our context, our environment and our method.

Within the personal domain, the focus for our framework is congruence — we need to make sure that the context, the environment and the methodology are aligned to what we really want to achieve. Wants often sit at the subconscious level and may not be spoken out loud or admitted to consciously. However, our subconscious is much more powerful than our conscious mind. If we are not aligned with a project at a deeper level, and we haven’t really authentically chosen it, chances are it will fail.

If we remember back to our primary implementation model (see figure 2.1), framework lives in the top right quarter. The implementation framework model (see figure 5.1) shows us the critical elements in creating a powerful framework.

Figure 5.1: implementation framework model

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Context: why

Our context is, at the highest level, why we are doing the project. If I am launching a project to get fit, I might have a number of possible motivations. Perhaps I want to lose weight. Maybe I want to look better, or I might want to feel fitter and healthier. ...

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