The goal of life is happiness. And if you’re happy, success will follow, not the other way around. So to be able to have as many opportunities to succeed, you have to be around happy people all the time.

The Great Gandhi once said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” So there has to be 3 times more positive emotion than negative to be truly happy. This also means that 75% of your life should be happy, contented, relaxed, excited, joyous, loving, curious, awe-struck, energized, and passionate.

Keep in mind that you are what you think about, how you feel. So change how you think and feel now! Tell yourself that great things are coming to you now, not tomorrow or in the near future—now! Tell yourself that you are grateful for your life and that you find the positive in everything that happens to you. Look yourself in the mirror and say, “I am the hero of my own life! I laugh and small every day. I am filled with positive emotions. Today, I laugh. Today, I love. Today I live.”

These positive thoughts radiate to positive things, helping you succeed.