Instead, ask yourself: Am I closer to my ideal life or goal than I was last year? Last month? Last week? Hell: yesterday?
And if the answer is “yes” most of the time, then you’re doing well.
Let's see...this time last year I hadn't even started replotting the novel. I had four or five chapters that I hadn't looked at in about three years and I didn't even know how the story ended. A month ago I had just released the e-book and I was thinking that I'd be lucky to have a hard copy by July and I had zero reviews. Last week? I was still talking to the designer about why the cover graphic wouldn't upload. So, am I closer to my goals? OK, fine, maybe I'm a bit closer...
So yeah, I still have BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) and maybe I'm not quite there yet, but I think it's fair to say I'm making progress!