We’re taught to do something to be something. But it’s actually the other way around. You need to be someone to do something.
“I get 100% on tests and therefore I’m smart”
”I’m a smart person, and therefore I get 100% on tests”
When you say the first thing, you need to always get 100% to feel happy. When you say the second statement in your mind, you’re being positive and get reaffirm that positivity each time you score well. The more we think positively, the greater the sense of joy each day.