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The Path to Happiness: Do What You Love, Not What You Like

https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2018/11/28/happiness-love-not-like/

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The Path to Happiness: Do What You Love, Not What You Like
I spend a lot of time thinking about optimizing my life. Sometimes that's towards optimizing to achieve some other goal-strengthen my business, get in better shape or have better relationships. However, the ultimate goal is to be happy and fulfilled, so why not optimize for that more directly?

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Doing what you love is mostly a choice

And it's almost completely in your control.

You can't fully avoid the things you have to do. But you can make adjustments to the things you slightly like or reduce guilt from t...

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Doing what you love: what it takes

To do what you love, you have to have:

  • Courage: the shoulds and socially-acceptable activities you merely like, often are the default, and doing what you love automa...

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Optimizing for happiness

Optimizing for happiness

A route to greater happiness, for both day-to-day enjoyment and long-term fulfillment with who you are and where you are in life means doing more of the things you love and cutting back on ...

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