Instead of tormenting yourself through life, to reach your goal at some point in the future (e.g. the receipt of the pension), you should think about how you can manage to experience it every day as if you had already reached the goal (e.g. passive income, traveling regularly, working from home).
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I used to have costumed characters come out, like SpongeBob. It's just fun to make it into this minor event, just to surprise people and experiment and be weird and just have fun with it. I've done just the hour stand-up, and that's fun, but the other stuff makes it fun for me and gives me something to react to and bounce off of.