‘You make me so happy.’ ‘You make me so angry!’ ‘You make me so sad.’

Who owns your happiness? If it’s up to someone else to change, do things differently or speak to you differently, then they own your happiness. You give them the power to make you happy or sad.

Achievement without fulfillment does not equal a successful life. We could have the financial success, a mansion, drive an exotic car and go on even more exotic holidays; but if we’re stressed, unhappy or sick; we can never be fulfilled. I’m not saying we must choose between happiness and success; I’m saying we need to figure out how to have both. A fulfilled life begins with self-mastery.