I read once that a guy said happiness comes from achievement, when we accomplish something. While part of this rang true, basically this is saying: “I am happy when I get my way”.
Since I am not God and I don’t control the world, there will be a lot of unhappiness for me because there are a lot of things I want to accomplish but I cannot.
However, this enlightens me to the fact that I can define the ‘goalposts’ of what an achievement is for me is. I can define it as things that are in my control.
Acceptance, Surrender, Gratitude.