You may know that years ago, I struggled with job burnout and depression. I was emotionally exhausted, constantly stressed, and using poor coping skills. Then I started an SNRI anti-depressant. As expected, my energy level got a boost after a few weeks.
I remember thinking that's what I needed. But I didn't get better. As a matter of fact, though I had more energy, I used it to engage in more bad behaviors. The complete opposite of where I needed to go.
The drug was simply a tool, not a fix. It could just as easily be counterproductive as productive. In my case, it was like filling up the gas tank, but not changing the wrong direction I was driving. I was still headed for a cliff. I just sped it up. I had to check myself, and make the decision to do the right thing, whether I felt like it or not.
Intention is everything.
You can have more money, allow for more free time, lose the extra weight, meet the right partner, and have more opportunities, but your experiences won't be positive and meaningful until you make the decision to do right by your values, your purpose, and yourself.
We can all do right by making one good decision at a time. Then another and another. So do the Right Thing! :)