Decide on your goals and stick with them. There have been times when I’ve selected my goal but ended up chasing a different goal because it was more popular or it was the goal society said I should want.
There is nothing wrong with money, but make sure the prize you chase is what you actually want. There are few things worse than exerting energy to acquire something you never wanted– or even worse, you’re miserable when you get it (I can’t help but mention work promotions. Everyone pushes them, but remember with the promotion comes more responsibility).
Also, in the pursuit of your goal remember that the number of stairs you have to climb should determine your speed. Others whizzing by you may question your slower pace, but just tell them you need to pace yourself because your climb is higher. You wouldn’t sprint to the 100th floor would you? Marathon runners pace themselves differently than 100 meter sprinters–I encourage you to do the same.
Stay inspired, and enjoy your journey.