The secret to a happy and fulfilling life

Last night, or very early this morning, I came up with the secret to living a happy and fulling life. It’s really simple. Are you ready? Here it is…

Overcome your fear and laziness.

Yup, that is all. The secret to a happy and fulfilling life is overcoming your fear and laziness. Happiness and fulfillment come from deeply understanding who you are and your values, and embodying those values in everything you do. Fear and laziness are what stops you from doing exactly that. This is why:

Fear stops you from

  • Being honest with yourself
  • Choosing truth over ego
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Pursuing your true passions
  • Doing the right thing, not just the easy thing.

Laziness prevents you from

  • Exploring
  • Discovering
  • Learning
  • Improving
  • Growing
  • Contributing
  • Reaching your potential and living fully.

Overcoming your fears and laziness is an easy concept but not so easy to do. As humans we are wired to shy away from our fears in order to survive. Our ancient brains have evolved to conserve energy by remaining idle and taking shortcuts (both physical and mental). In the modern world, if we want to not merely survive but to thrive, we must challenge ourselves to overcome the inertia, break down the walls of fear, and go further, think deeper, and reach higher.

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