The Dark Horse path to happiness
Here is something that I have been interested in lately is more about how we live our daily live, our mindset, over the end product so more about process then outcome. Check this article written by Bradley Stulberg in Outside magazine. Here are my answers to the 3 steps.
Apply a Process of Outcome Mindset to Your Own Life
Reflect on what motivates you. Try to come up with three to five core values or things that matter most to you, the guiding principles in your life.
- Health - physical and mental
- Family and Friends
- Making stuff
- Misc. creative output
Think about how you can turn these core values into daily practices. What actions work in service of your core values? How can you adjust your life to ensure you are taking these actions regularly? How can you incorporate these actions into your current routines? How will you measure whether or not you’re taking them?
- Exercises and meditation
- Taking the time to spend time with family and friends either physically or virtually
- Plan stuff, test stuff and do stuff
- Fail some stuff
Whenever you find yourself seeking, or wanting a certain outcome out of life, note what you’re doing and then refocus on practicing your core values. “When it comes, happiness is most often caused indirectly,” writes Patten. It’s the result of repeatedly practicing the actions that work in service of your core values, a lifestyle that compounds with consistency and over time.