A goal you had set earlier now seems to be further away than ever. But in reality, you are closer to it at present—you are simply frustrated by the slow progress. Perhaps you thought you could reach it in a single step, and now realise that it may require a bigger jump. It’s still worth aiming for, and the work you have done so far is more important than you think. Take a break, and return to it later.

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh