Life is a process of continuous change and learning. If you stay stuck thinking and doing things one way it blocks out all other options and limits your choices. One of the best ways to be happy is to continue acquiring new information and becoming a stronger and more well-informed person. The more knowledge you have the easier it is to deal with anything that comes your way.
Your Learning Process
It's important to learn from the things you've done in the past. A lot of people run into difficulties in life and keep repeating the same patterns because they don't examine their past behaviors. To be happy, it's important to take the time to figure out what you did in the past that worked and what didn't go as well. Learn from your past experiences and you'll be more likely to succeed in the future.
Be Happy from the Inside
No amount of thinking of others or doing things for them will bring you the happiness that comes from being happy with yourself. The secret to being happy is to discover who you really are, what you love doing, your passions, your talents, your gifts, and your calling and using these elements to create a life that is deeply meaningful to you and reflects the authentic you.