Progress Over Perfection CGA Hat
In our "insta perfect world" the lines between reality and aspiration are often blurred. Expectations based on aspiration are doomed to lead to frustration and failure.
However, if one aspires to achieve some level of greatness, one must envision that end goal while also understanding their current season and remaining content there. Not complacent, but rather content.
In other words, focus on progress; don't focus on perfection. You will get to that mountain top with your retriever one day, but if you aren't there yet, you can still enjoy the journey along the way.