You see, if we believe that happiness exists on the other side of achievement, we set ourselves up for constantly striving for what we don’t have. Once we achieve something, we simply push our standards for success further back to achieve that next thing. This cycle never allows our brain to experience happiness.
Furthermore, external surroundings equals only 10% of your happiness. Just because we live in a big house or have a fancy office, doesn’t mean we will be happy.
Don’t take my word for it. Let me re-introduce you to Shawn Achor, author of the Happiness Advantage, and a prominent player in the Positive Psychology movement.