Thoughts from Worry Free Island: It is your right to obtain wealth and create enough money to live a fulfilled life, and you MUST decide what fulfilled means to you based on what you feel would make you happy.
It is always a problem when people look at others and envy their lifestyle, when the truth may well be that that person could actually envy aspects of your lifestyle. For example a “successful” business person may have lots of disposable income, and the supposed trappings of success, but because of the situation they are in, they may not have the mindset or the time to enjoy it.
When creating your vision, it is important that you factor in initially, the things you love about your life now, that cost nothing, for example time with your family, exercise regimes, being available to do things with your children, time to enjoy the natural wonders of the universe like sunrise and sunsets, and of course time with friends. It is these very things that some people seem to sacrifice, in an attempt to obtain money and things that they think might make them happy.
Most of the extremely wealthy people I know, get pleasure from doing some very basic things, and always wish that they had more time.and others have arrived at where they wanted to be financially, and have realised their assets, and have so much time on their hands that they get bored.
So as you can see, the more balanced that you can make things on the way to achieving your vision the better. That is why I recommend not making too many sacrifices on the way by ignoring the things mentioned earlier, that you can enjoy now.
TIP: Do not lose now when preparing for the future. It is how you act day to day that will create your successes.