Many mistakenly believe that they will be happy once they reach a certain success. It actually works the other way.
When we are happy, success comes more easily.
When people feel happy, they tend to feel confident, optimistic, and energetic and others find them likable and sociable. Additionally, happy people frequently experience positive moods and these positive moods prompt them to be more likely to work actively toward new goals and build new resources. (This doesn’t mean that happy people are always successful and never feel sad. They do, but they know how to keep it in perspective.)