see why so many of people are confused and, often, sabotagetheir best efforts.A better way to live is to write your own story. A storyin which you can be happy, loving, supportive, generous,
wildly successful. A story in which you allow yourself what-ever amount of wealth and material success you desire whileliving a productive and meaningful life and adding value to so-ciety in the process.One of my favorite references for amassing wealth
adding tremendous value is the late Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and the original voice of “Kermit the Frog.” Ihad the pleasure of meeting Mr. Henson years ago. He wasa friendly, gentle man whose passion was to entertain chil-dren. As a reward for doing such a great job of it, he builtan entertainment empire.For me, this is
. Design your own life by first creatinga clear picture of what it represents.I remember back when I had very little in the way of mate-rial things. For me, in order to learn what was truly importantin my life, I had to lose everything. There are certainly easierways to learn this, however, I was stubborn and needed torealize that the trappings of my material existence were notwhat determined my happiness.I was sitting one evening, on Moonlight Beach in Encini-tas, California, watching a sunset. At that moment I realized that, although I had almost no money and few material pos-sessions, I was truly happy. Later, as I furthered my spiritualeducation, I came to understand the adage that, “Happiness isan inside job.”What would make you feel happier?When you were a child, what were some of the things thatyou enjoyed doing? Would doing them now still be enjoyable?What simple action could you add to your regular routinethat would make you feel happier?