Learning to give myself a mental shake when this feeling comes on has been hard but necessary. Life is not a race to get to the next "goal" first and then speed away on the hunt for the next goal. Life is the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the journey, learning so much more about yourself along the way.
I'm still learning about myself and my place in the world and although I haven't achieved some of the goals I set out for myself years ago I don't take that necessarily as a negative. I've achieved in other areas that have made my life so rich. The beautiful thing about goals is that they're always there, waiting for you to reach them. So I vow to push myself in new directions this year and into 2011 no matter how uncomfortable that might be. I'm starting by putting together my application for my Master's (wish me luck).