The way to ruin your life is simple. It requires nothing of you.
Follow your gut and do whatever comes naturally. Make no difficult decisions. Have no emotional conversations. Always choose the easy way. Avoid discipline. Seek happiness and fun at the expense of everything else.
The road to success is arduous.
This is true in every arena of life. Your marriage, your parenting, your career and even your spiritual life.
If you want a better tomorrow, unfortunately, you are going to have to work for it today.