I like your post.
But note, setting your own life as the standard by which you evaluate actions does not necessitate any "trial and error" which this paragraph might imply to some on a first reading.
Nor does it require the abandonment of conceptualization and abstract knowledge. You can evaluate any potential action based on what you know, namely the likelihood of outcomes based on your nature (i.e. all you know about what it is to be a man and all the possibilities and potentialities that entails), without ever having to wait for any specifically personal "results" from a personally tried action (trial and error). One can know whether a potential action is "good" by the application of principles and knowledge of what you are and keeping context.