Have you ever heard the expression "Focus on the game, not the scoreboard?" To me, this means focus on behaviors, rather than outcomes.
You can control behaviors and by disciplining yourself to enforce the new habits, you'll almost always assure yourself of getting the outcome you want.
Making time to workout
Planning your meals
Budgeting your finances
Investing for retirement
Telling your partner you appreciate them daily
You get the point. Focus on daily habits and the outcome will take care of itself.
Stay motivated, stay positive, stay happy and continue to make your Future greater than your Past.
- Matt DePaolo