“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control and some things are not. It is only after you have accepted this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and cannot control, that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.” Epictetus (50-183 AD) Martin Seligman wrote a book on enduring happiness. One of his findings was the following formula.
Positive Emotions (Pleasure) + Engagement Gratification) + Meaning (Sense of Value) = Happiness.
Take some time today to examine if you are seeking happiness with this formula or expecting happiness to arrive at your door.