I was caught by the “the happy person” in the title and the introductory quote about “creating yourself”. But disappointed by reading further. Too selfish for me I guess…You end-up on the “being successful” with “one last thing” — asking your audience to like and share your article for your own success.
Success is defined by others and the society — while happiness is a feeling, for yourself and/or towards others.
Writing this comment won’t make me happy and neither successful. I most certainly won’t remember it 5 years from now. But simply satisfying an instant feeling.