“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.”

“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.”

– Bertrand Russell, British philosopher

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Make a list of the things you excel at. Most likely, just thinking of these activities will bring a smile to your face. You probably lose track of time while engaging in these pursuits, and have the experience of being “in the zone”.

On the other hand, creating even a shortlist of those activities where you struggle or perform poorly will usually involve avoidance, procrastination, and a pretty grumpy you!


How would playing even more to your strengths and reducing your time spent in your areas of weakness increase your overall life satisfaction?

Be careful to note that it took considerable effort and practice to get good at these things in the first place, and please continue to start and try new things all the time.