Some ambitions can be mirages: the closer we get, the farther away they seem. And when we finally reach them, they sometimes turn out to be nothing at all. Several of the targets you have set your sights on now seem to be changing position: some offer less than they did, while others show their worth only after you’ve rejected them. Your own position, however, is the same. That’s good.

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh