I discovered these 5 breakthrough steps as I backpacked across Mongolia with two of my best friends. It was very late in the evening when we walked into a tiny village with a name I still can’t pronounce. In spite of our blinding exhaustion, we noticed an overwhelming joy radiating from every person we passed. We stayed in that village for almost a month and it was during that time I sat with the town leaders and learned the steps I’m about to share with you.
Of course, it’s impossible to reach perfection. There’s no village in Mongolia with inexplicably joyful people walking around in a haze of perfection. There are no hidden keys to happy living that I can reveal to you in 5 easy steps.
So why do we pretend? Why do productivity writers pander to base instincts and sacrifice real conversations on the altar of quick points? Why do you, as a reader, often exhibit such an appetite for articles written with intense certainty about subjects you know to be too complex for any single article?
Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten. Do you really want to bemusedly read the same steps to a “productive life” over and over as they’re re-purposed across the internet and paired with some inspiring image?
Or have we possibly grown as an online community to the point where a writer like myself can share an imperfect concept and figure out an optimal solution through subsequent commentary and email exchanges with readers? With YOU?