I found this when I was going back through my diary from 2010:
Happiness is a state, not a destination.
If I’m spending most of my time thinking about the future, it means I am not happy (or satisfied) with the present. I believe I will be happier in the future.
Happiness or a sense of security / satisfaction is felt when I am confident in my abilities getting me to my desired outcome.
Therefore, happiness in the now is related to confience of self.
Increased confidence in ones self should lead to increased happiness.
-Me, 6 May 2010.