Success and Happiness are two different things.
Those who are successful need not be happy and the Happy need not be successful.
Success is measured by the others or our conception of what others consider us to be a Success.
We think we are happy with success because we hear people talking about our ‘Success”
But not all say you are successful in an endeavor, profession.
Some deride because of it if not brushing it aside.
One feels Happy when one hears talk about one’s success and becomes depressed when some one ignores it .
And we set ourselves a Goal in Life, in the present days,at success in what is being perceived by the others as Success.
If some group says you are a Success when you get a five figure Income, own a house, Beautiful wife, become CEO of a Company, Star or a Public personality.
Till some one comes out with another formula.
All these are subject to change as perceptions of people starts changing on things and issues.
Then came MBA.
Now it is B.E. in Computers and an IT Job.
You were a success if you ha a two-wheeler.
Now a Car!
As values change s is your success target.
And our own definition of Success changes from one point if time to another.
As against t this, Happiness does not require the others.
Look at a toddler.
Its smile of Happiness captivates you, so natural
Because a Child knows to be Happy with itself.
You set it for your self.
Once set, it does not generally change.
You are within You.
You are contented.
Ultimately you are always Alone( not lonely)
You are with you.
Unfortunately we spend the least time with ourselves, never pause to ask what we want to be happy.
Yuu would find that it needs only You and nothing else.