You probably currently have some problems in your life that you need to figure out. Maybe the problem is financial. You want to make enough money to live off of doing what you love. You believe you have the skills to make it happen, but you’re still stuck with a side job to pay the bills while you dream of a better future.
What you don’t realize is that if you don’t allow yourself to be happy until you achieve this goal, you’ll be unhappy during the process of trying to achieve it. When you imagine what type of person you are when you’re unhappy, you realize that it is filled with no motivation, procrastination and laziness. On the other hand, imagine the type of person you are when you’re happy, probably motivated, action-oriented, and full of energy. When you realize this is a choice, you’ll be more likely to make your dreams a success. The ULTIMATE goal should be to do what brings you joy during the process.
“Perhaps happiness is always to be found in the journey uphill, and not in the fleeting sense of satisfaction awaiting at the next peak.” -Jordan Peterson (pg.94)
From Rule # 4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today