Systems are better because we have control over our systems. We can measure “success” with a system because every day we either do it or we don’t. Focus is on the daily process, not the eventual outcome.
This paragraph reminds me of two book titles:
1. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
2. How do you measure your life
I have not read, just selected excerpts.
Is this paragraph of yours, synthesized out of these two books?
By the way, your post resonated a lot with me. We have similar tastes :)