This one is maybe more relevant for expats such as myself. My schedule, especially because of working for a company like Tesla, was mostly just working for most of the week, with a note to myself that this schedule was temporary. And that the future would be better, with better focus on other things in life – health, personal relationships, socializing, relaxing, etc.
But over more recent months, it has been clear to me that if I work hard now and expect for things to change in the future, nothing will happen. I will just keep pushing out the date of the future that I expect to be perfect.
Some of my recent decisions (or decisions in the making) have been to get away from always thinking the ‘future will be better’ and instead, making that future my present. Can’t keep living for the future – that’s an ever escaping panacea for denial.