It’s kind of a chicken and the egg thing.
Of course, you’ll be happier when you succeed at your goal. That is obvious. The sense of accomplishment, success, self-confidence, and happiness are the natural result of achieving a goal.
But when do they start?
For example too often, many people say, “When I lose those 30 pounds, I’ll be really happy.” That makes sense; after all, the sense of accomplishment, success, and achievement (let alone better health and more pride of appearance) will indeed generate a sense of happiness. But, does it happen the day you reach pound number 30? Maybe it’s at 20? How about 15? Dare I say it, is it one pound?