For Every 3 Friends You Have, Statistically Only 1 Of You Is Actually Happy

If you feel insecure in your friendships, I've got news for you: You're not alone. A full 75% of Americans aren't satisfied with their relationships either. Luckily, there are definitely some things we can do to improve both our personal and national contentment.

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Who do you want to be in ten years? Do you want to be someone who's more compassionate? More wealthy? Physically fit? Married? Less of a push-over? A better golfer? More spiritual?

Some of us who sincerely ask ourselves this question will be able to become the person they imagine while others will not. Why? According to scientific research, the difference between failure and success is the ability to create a clear vision of our future selves.

Those who achieve this vision are more likely to behave in ways that are conducive to reaching their goals.

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