This morning I came across this John Burroughs quote, and it really stuck with me: “The secret of happiness is something to do.”
I really believe this.
You don’t become happy by freeing yourself of responsibilities. Everyone needs a purpose in life, and doing nothing is the quickest way to lose sight of that.
I love progress. I love doing. I have a very low tolerance for stagnation.
When I keep myself busy with things that matter to me, happiness is my default state.