Where we want to be and where we are will always be different.
And the stronger our desire is, the bigger this gap becomes.
The problem is, after a certain level of desire, the gap becomes so insurmountably large that it becomes crippling to even think about it.
..and so the less functional we become.
Whipping yourself towards an ambition works until you’ve slashed all the skin off your back and you have no will power left in you to move forwards.
Just remember, the gap is only helpful in small doses at a time. You can always increase the gap later.