At some stage in your journey, there comes a time when we must define the purpose of the actions we are taking at this time.
When we do so, most people forget this definition, and in doing so lose track of themselves, and the purpose of their actions.
So instead, it is important that when we choose why we are doing something, we make that purpose a promise. A promise to ourselves.
And from then on, the purpose of our current actions is fulfill this promise, that is, to not only work on achieving it but to also not break it.
This is the best way to avoid regretting time wasted doing what we don't desire. Once we have fulfilled a promise, we move on to what's next for ourselves.