The difference between kids and adults is that kids almost exclusively do things that are either fun, challenging, or both. They don’t waste time on the things that they don’t enjoy. They don’t have the patience for it.
Adults are quite the opposite. Most days we spend doing things we don’t enjoy. We “suck it up” and put in a hard day’s work. We curse our jobs and want to find things that bring us more fun and excitement.
There’s a lesson in there.
Kids don’t negotiate with themselves. Adults almost always do.
Want to enjoy life more? Want to have more fun? Want to discover happiness at a higher rate?
Remove things that aren’t serving you.
Do what you say you’re going to do.
Hold yourself accountable.
When you stop negotiating with yourself a clearer direction follows.