Really? Think again. Can you be happy only if you are successful? That’s going to be a painful life at least for me if I can be happy only if I am successful! I mean, can anyone ever be happy like that? So you got a raise at work or bagged a promotion and you are happy, but how long is that happiness going to last? Few days, I suppose. Then come new goals, and happiness have to wait till those goals are realised.
Now if you are already happy and scored good marks in a test, the result will make you only happier. If you are the other way around, I am sure you can’t help it but cry over the lost marks, however less that be.
It all trace back to being content with what we have. For a happy person success brings more joy. For a happy person success is celebrated with more happiness.
What makes you happy, being successful or being happy?