“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;
- Meaning or purpose
How are you doing on these for your life?