It’s a Matter of Degrees
You are on a path. Whether you feel successful or frustrated and stuck – you are exactly where you are, on your path.
If you are successful, you are thinking of where you want to go next. If you are frustrated, you are thinking of where you want to go next. In either case, you’re looking forward and forgetting that this moment is perfect for what it is. You are forgetting that you have achieved some of your goals in getting to this point.
For perspective, let’s look back 2 years. There is no question that you have advanced. In some way you are absolutely more advanced (and thus successful) than you were then.
2 years ago you were on your path. Right now, you are on your path. 2 years in the future you will be on your path. You need this moment to see where to go next. Where you are going next starts in this moment right here.
“Here and now” is only a few degrees of separation from “there and then” and can only be affected right now.