How would you change the way you behaved if you thought your goals were within reach?
Would you get frustrated at fewer things? Would you be more mindful of your time? Would you be more eager to take action?
You could replace “I’ll get to that later.” with “I’ll make time for that today.” You could replace “I’ll never get this done.” with “What’s next?”
There’s a time and place for critical assessment of your work. It doesn’t need to be how you start your day.
So why not behave as if you’re almost where you want to be? Why not start each day choosing to believe you are closing that distance?