We tend to think in broad terms—we’re accustomed to looking at the big picture: what we’ll be when we grow up, what we’ll do once we finish college, who we’ll marry, etc. While dreaming and setting goals are good, we often miss out on the magic of the present moment when we’re focused on the future.
Take a few moments to go deep within yourself. Feel where you are at this very moment. Give yourself credit and be grateful for the accomplishments you have already made. Acknowledge your greatness and uniqueness. Identify and use the low-hanging fruit currently available to you (ideas, creativity, skills, personality, contacts, etc.) to see what you can do to catapult yourself to the next level. Set shorter-term goals if necessary and use resources you have at your disposal right now to continue on your path to greater happiness and personal success.