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When finding ways to be happy, do what works. This may mean experimenting with different methods. Give each a decent amount of time and practice. Do not expect it to work or not work -- just openly give it opportunity.

Discussion

There is a difficult balance here and there are two belief traps that can cause problems. The same traps apply to any method for anything, from motivation to creativity.

Trap 1: Trying

'Trying' includes a belief that the method may not work. The problems is that belief in potential failure can precipitate that failure. Trying can thus become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Trap 2: Believing

'Believing' works at the opposite end of the spectrum and blind belief in something that does not work can lead to failure caused lack of real effort born of the belief that success is certain whatever you do.

Believing that something will work can certainly be helpful, but when it does not work immediately (and some things will not), then the disappointment can turn to doubt about other methods.

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