Never have I believed this more than now. I have spent even fewer than 6 months (and still have more work to do) to reach the goal I had for 5 years from now. The goal of opening a private practice and have more time to focus on family and enjoy life.
The global pandemic we are all living in has pushed up that goal and reminded me that flexibility is very important in keeping you mental health in check. By flexibility I don't mean touching your toes either, though that is good for your health, I mean letting go of what you thought was and moving forward with what is. We can't get stuck in what should have been or what could have been. Life hands us different situations that we have to deal with whether they fit into our vision of our lives or not.
I have also learned that when you truly desire (and need) something to work, you can find the motivation and drive to make it happen. At many points in my life I have struggled with motivation and drive. Positive self-talk and no back up plan really help to motivate you to achieve things.
If you are struggling with motivation or even finding goals, you can reach out to a therapist to help find that motivation or goals.