It is hard to pick up a business magazine or read a related website without seeing this "happiness" message being promoted. Sure, everyone wants happiness. But thinking one is going to find a job in which they are happy all of the time is misleading at best.
It's important to set your own expectations on what happiness means to you. If you still believe it's maintaining an euphoric state of bliss all day and night you have two choices. First, if you are open to listening to others, skip to the next paragraph and keep reading. Second, if you think you are entitled to this existence, close this window and go away.
What does happiness mean? The good news is whatever you want it to. Just define it in a way that is achievable. For me, it's results driven. Happiness is fueled by results. For some, it might be process based (probably a better definition for employees than entrepreneurs, which is fine). I love the creative process of making new products. But when a product is being used by someone, that is when I achieve my work high.
Lots of work leading up to this, well, it basically sucks. Paperwork. Paying bills. Dealing with potential hires that are lazy. The list goes on. But these things are necessary. I enjoy completing them because they get me closer to my happiness.
Define your happiness. Write it down (otherwise it does not exist). If you don't know what makes you happy, someone else will be happy to have you work to achieve their happiness.