1. Do What You Love
You must find that calling that you were meant to do and go for it regardless of the return. If you get good at anything, there will always be people who are willing to pay for it. This way you won’t be counting down the years left in your career, but counting up the years that you’ve been doing it and hoping for more. There is more to life than just getting by.
2. Have What You Need
If you minimize and simplify your life one step at a time, you will create more freedom to do the things that you enjoy. Money does not equal happiness, it is more just a tool to help you get the things you need. Don’t just buy things that you want, it is a never ending cycle. Think of the things you need to feel better: exercise, sunshine, silence, passion, love. Most of these things are either free or inexpensive to have, make it a point to get more of what you need and you won’t want anything more.
3. Help Others
If you want to be happy, focus all of your attention on making other people happy. And if you want to be miserable, focus only on making yourself happy. We are not independent, in fact, we are interdependent. Compassion, or concern for others, helps to humanize and connect us, making us feel like we are part of something bigger. In return, making us feel better about ourselves and happier in the process.