There are always two parts to our life: the known and the unknown.
Happiness is successfully dealing with the unknown, and success is happily dealing with the known.
The two steps to become an expert at anything are:
- eliminate all your choices – except for the ones that work the absolute best, and
- do enough correct repetitions of making only those choices, that they becomes a habit
To successfully deal with the unknown, we can eliminate all choices except for the following three:
- exploring it
- discovering it
- appreciating it
If you want to be happier with anything that is unknown in your life (how you could make more money, how to find or keep a relationship strong, ways you might be able to improve your health, what your true purpose might be, etc.), make sure you are only doing the above things when you deal with it. Any other choice will lead you further away from happiness with it.
To happily deal with the known, we can eliminate all choices except for these following three:
- improving it
- enjoying it
- celebrating it
If you want to be more successful with anything that is known (your current job situation, a relationship, your current health, what you know to be your life’s purpose, etc), make sure you are only doing these above three things when you deal with it. Any other choice will lead you further away from success with it.