Is Your Life Growing, Stuck In One Place, or Shrinking?

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In one of my most recent breakthroughs, I realized that my to-do list often does not lead me anywhere new. Instead, I find myself stuck in the same spot, waiting and hoping that something significant will happen in my life. It like I am expecting a magical change to happen without doing any specific to guarantee the outcomes I long for.

For example, I mentioned a to-do list, as it is one of these magical tools that helps me organize my life by listing things I want and need to do, separating the important tasks from trivial ones, and directing me towards the outcomes I desire. It is one of the best tools that increase my productivity 300% and pushing my life to the next level, so I use it on a daily basis.

However, this tool doesn’t guarantee that my life is progressing, as it helps me do a lot of actions that keep my life in one place, such as reacting to my everyday obligations and performing “maintenance tasks.” In other words, even if I do a lot, it doesn’t mean that it adds up to anything significant.

What I need is to keep my eye on the prize, whatever it may be, which is something I want to achieve or someone I want to become. For example, after writing my first book called Optimal Happiness, I now want to write a second book (to be announced soon!). However, to do so, I really need to proactive dedicate a part of my day to tasks related to this goal, such as researching and writing.

And this is the biggest lesson of this article: constantly and proactively dedicate time in our lives to do something that pushes us towards the outcomes we desire. This is realistically the only way to progress, as opposed to standing in one place, or even worse, having your life shrink.

Sure, we need to maintain what we already have, and we need a system to help us do even that because it can be overwhelming. However, we also need to steadily progress towards something more.

After all, human beings are not programmed to stay in a status quo indefinitely. Progress can easily overtake us, so we need to always do more to ensure that our lives are moving forward. Failure to do so can easily result in us falling behind and our lives shrinking.

It’s like inflation, which could be, for example, 5%, meaning that our money is now worth 5% less than what it used to be. In this case, we want to be growing at least 5% to stay in one place, and more to make any progress.

It’s simple mathematics, and the math says that we need to make an extra effort to keep growing.

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Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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