It's all about defining purpose.
What Makes Me Happy?
These seem to me through observation of self and others in my life over the last 40 years, to be fundamentally true to all people. We may feel like the list is bigger but at its core are these three things. Put them in a pot and you have a bowl of happy.
- "Am I full of really delicious food that makes me feel akin to the joy I felt from strained carrots as a baby?"
- "Do I feel comfortable with the way these clothes fit me?"
- "Am I important to those people so they like me?"
What do I do to obtain it?
"What do I do to prevent me from obtaining it?"
One day he had his life shattered from it comfort and cruising. He was in a car accident that should have taken his life. He survived and went from cruising to driving his life. In an interview with Academy Of Achievement he said "Well I'm here, and every day now is an extra day. I've been given an extra day so I've got to make the most of it." He is speaking of his thoughts after He had his reality reborn. In a car accident that should have taken his life. Suddenly improbable became not only probable but anything he wanted was now possible. All this when he was only a teen.
Do you have to have a "near death" moment to adjust your thoughts to the path probability instead of impossibility? No.