“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)

It is always a good idea to focus on what you can control and let go of what you cannot control. This will help with the tranquility Epictetus describes in his quote.

I believe happiness is a result of having 3 things in your life;

  1. Meaning or purpose
  2. Engagement 
  3. Pleasure

How are you doing on these for your life?

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.