It is very important that you love yourself. Even the Holy Book said we should love our neighbors just as WE love ourselves. This means that it is imperative to love yourself FIRST, because this is how you'll be loving others.
An idle man they say is the devil's workshop. Idleness leads to unhappiness. You cannot be idle and be happy. Happiness comes from that joy knowing that you are actively contributing your efforts in creating a value and solving problems.
Look my friend, the world only cares about what you can offer. The happy man is the one who provides and who creates what people need. When you do things for other people, they will always have the urge to reciprocate and help you in your time of need.
I know some of you might contend with this, but belief in that higher power which controls all things is a key to happiness. Life has a mysterious purpose which we may never know for sure.
Little things matter a lot. That "Thank You" you say when you're done a favor, the little text message you send to a friend, relative or guardian, how you carefully prepare your food, the way you say "I love you" etc
Yeah, that sounds funny, but I tell you what; there's nothing more joyful than counting a couple of bucks from your hard earned cash. When you're pocket is full, you're automatically happy because you can afford anything.
This is very important for most of us. We find it hard to say No to the things that we don't want to do. Either we're trying to please somebody or we're trying to look like good people to everyone. Guess what? No one cares about those imaginary qualities.
Last but not the least is to always be yourself. Don't be afraid to be who you truly are. The best person you can be in this world is yourself. Stop trying to be somebody else. You are enough and you are complete the way you are. Just try to discover what you have been endowed with and make this world better with it.
Also, never ever give up on your dreams and visions. Never ever stop believing and never stop trying. Keep pushing and keep moving forward. No matter how many times you fall, get up, dust your butt with pride and keep moving. You will surely get there. Trust me. Consistency is all it takes.