Just like everything in life that has a purpose, understanding the purpose of life, finding my purpose in life, and living to fulfill that purpose is an eternal source of joy and happiness. This is what has allowed me to go through significant life events such as homelessness, divorce, losing everything, being abandoned by ‘friends’ while remaining optimistic and happy.
It is critical to have a true conviction, not blind faith in why you do what you do. Real conviction requires clarity, simplicity, and consistency otherwise there will always be areas of doubt that will lead to uncertainty. Conviction is like a rock in the middle of the ocean where no wave or wind can move. To reach this level of conviction, one must learn to understand Life, the Purpose of Life, Creation, The Laws that Regulates Life, and then make a conscious effort to adjust accordingly.
Everything is simple but takes time and observation to understand. If you want, you can start by reading this article that I wrote. It is entitled “How Did We Get Here and What to do About it”.