Unfortunately a life of ambition is not without its drawbacks. There is one major thing that begins to happen when you find yourself constantly striving for more: Your happiness slowly but surely becomes dependent on the “more.” I have caught myself falling into this trap many times before and you really need to be careful that you don’t end up wishing your life away. Whenever you find yourself saying “I cant wait until BLANK is over,” or “I just need to focus on THIS for now, THAT can wait,” you should check yourself. Be conscious of the fact that you are putting aspects of your life on hold, realize what you are getting in return for the sacrifice and at the very least, enjoy the journey. If you are miserable for a set period of time until your goal is achieved, ask yourself if that is really how you want to structure your life? I believe firmly that audacious goals can be accomplished while still appreciating the ride. You just have to be aware and fight for it. That’s not to say that you will never have to do things you hate along the way. Most likely, the bigger the goal, the more you have to “get through” in order to achieve it. This is simply your reminder not to consistently put the achievement ahead of the process, otherwise you are bound to end up with a life that you don’t love and that is the last thing that I want for you.