Don’t make being happy the goal in your life. If you do you that, will always be unhappy because life is hard, it’s filled with disappointments and missed opportunities. People will let you down and all of it will drain away your happiness.
Instead, live a life that seeks purpose, that means to improve the world and leave it better than what we found it. Build a life around great passions. Strive to be kind and generous and filled with compassion. Those things are the point of the journey. Do those things and happiness will find you and fill your life.