Human beings were made to know, love, and serve God. This is how we have success and achieve happiness. If a man tries to accomplish any other goal with his life, he will ultimately be frustrated and end in failure. If one were to attempt to use a paintbrush as a hammer, he will not have much success. But when one uses a paintbrush to apply paint, he achieves the desired result and becomes happy. Life is this simple.
This is why we must always bear in mind our purpose in this life — knowing, loving, and serving God. When we remember this simple truth, it gives the necessary motivation to accomplish our duties and ultimately achieve happiness.
I need to pray, but I am too tired. I need to study the truths of my religion, but I am too busy. I need to amend my life and root out my vices, but it is too hard.
Then you will not be happy. You are a paintbrush pointlessly pounding penny nails. Your life will end in frustration and failure.
Instead, consider that no matter how hard knowing, loving, and serving God may appear, it is the end for which you were made and the only possible means of obtaining happiness.