It’s easy to forget how great your life is when you are occupied by the pursuit of some far of vision away what your life could be. Whether you are reaching for the fame and fortune of the stars or succumbing to the pressure of what great things you feel lay within your destiny your current life decays while you chase a illusion of a life where you imagine yourself happy.
Continue striving towards greatness, but don’t base your happiness on how successful you are. Expect nothing, practice poverty, slow down, keep a gratitude journal. Look at stars, pet a cat, kiss a loved one.
Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: “Is this the condition that I feared?” – Seneca