Let’s examine a real life example of someone who is living an extraordinary life, Stever Robbins. Stever performed an experiment on living an extraordinary life.
The Conditions of Stever’s Hypothesis
- Pursue the perfect 10.
- Choose for the journeys, not for the goals. (The journey is the reward!)
- Put fun, passion and meaning first.
- Don’t engage in hard work. (“Hard work” in his case is work that he doesn’t enjoy doing. It doesn’t mean that he doesn’t do things that require a lot of effort or a lot of hours. He can spend hours doing things that he loves and to him, it’s not hard work. I think that most of us feel the same way.)
- Let go of planning and instead create luck. (In his case, luck is people, places and conversations that he has).
- Money is Okay!
Stever’s Hypothesis: If I live according to these conditions, then this will lead to having an extraordinary life and hopefully making a living. At the very least, it would lead to an extraordinary life.
Results of Stever’s 3 Years Experiment
Stever set aside 3 years of living money. For three years, he removed money from his decision making and lived according to the above conditions to see what would happen. He did and what happened was nothing short of extraordinary. Read more