Though I might be considered by some to have reached a goal, I have discovered along the way that at every position in the whole hierarchy of beings there is as much above as below, and thus that there are standpoints from which every position is as much a failure as it is a success.
– Alan Watts, In My Own Way
Alan Watts is the one to turn to if your plans and ambitions spin around like crazy in your head. Like in my case, if you’re thinking about moving to a different country, doing another Master’s degree, starting your own translation company and finishing your novel (Yes, that’s right, everything at once). Don’t think about if you would be enjoying the outcome, think about if you’re enjoying the process. Once you’re getting to the finish line, it will feel just like before. Plans and ambitions can get crushed when confronted with hard reality, the pleasure you have in this very moment never will.