Scott Adams suggests simplifying life and picking one metric to optimize
He picks energy
Like all metrics, its not exhaustive
But it gives more benefit than cost
Pick a job that gives you energy
Pick a mindset that lights you up
Do things that give you energy in the long term
It makes you focus on yourself so that you can be more effective in the long term
And the more effective you are, the bigger of a difference you have on others.
Energy is just one example
Although a great one
So pick one metric and see how much better you get!