A fair approximation for a success formula would be:
- Pursue multiple sources of well-being and success;
- Express those through activities that bring favorable returns with minimal wear-and-tear;
- Stay flexible and rebalance your life periodically as needs and circumstances change.
In other words, life success requires savvy asset management. It’s not about pouring yourself into the next big opportunity or going with a consensus flow. Rather, success hinges upon deeply understanding the factors that create returns and finding the right expressions and blendings of these.
Life is more than a succession of unconnected trades. At its best, life is a portfolio of investments that generate positive and meaningful returns. That can only happen, however, if we take the reins and thoughtfully manage our life’s assets.