Happiness in life is about getting what you want and keeping what you love.
The process always follows these four steps:
1) Decision: Everything begins with a decision to move in a new direction. The more meaningful your decision, the more likely you will take action.
2) Definition: Aimless wandering toward your dream is no fun. Defining your path will get you there quickly.
3) Deployment: Putting your plan into action separates a truly fulfilling life from a frustrating life.
4) Defense: Once you achieve what you want be sure to develop a plan to defend it so you never lose it.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.