I can’t take away from the importance of having goals and things to work towards, as this is what keeps people reaching for the stars and evolving and becoming the best selves that they can be. However, it is beyond important to realize that where you are now is exactly where you should be, and that we need to be happy and content with where we are this minute. As cliché as it may sound – it isn’t about the destination, it is about the journey. When you truthfully look at where you are now on the path of your life vs. where you have been, chances are that there have been improvements, and the “you” of six months ago was probably striving to be just about where you are now. It is human nature to always want to be better, but it is important that it is done in a way that is completely your own way, and that you learn to appreciate where you are NOW.
I find that it is essential to constantly remind yourself of the things in your life that make you happy -- the people, places and events that inspire you that you are lucky enough to have access to, or memories of. Even if life seems less than perfect, appreciate the little things and do your best to find something each day that puts a smile on your face, no matter how trivial that thing may be.