You should examine your life often. Every 6 months check in to see how much closer yoy sre to your dream. If you are closer, examine how you got there, and figure out how to increase your results in the coming months.
If you are further away from your dream, figure out why, and stop doing that. Adopt a new set of principles, and action steps in order to keep motion going in a forward direction.
If you don’t check in or forget to check in, you’ll be a sitting duck. Just out here in the world, without a care. Not knowing where you are going. Just crashing into every wall with no solution in sight.