Imagine you are a billionaire with a net worth of $2B. Now imagine, for whatever reason, you lost $1B. How does that make you feel? Probably not great. But remember: you’re still a billionaire. That’s the paradox.
It doesn’t matter what you have in life or what you’re aspiring to achieve. The critical thing to keep your motivation going is the feeling of moving in the right direction. Inch by inch, as long as you’re moving forward, it will give you great fulfilment regardless if you’re aiming for the moon or not.