Look at what influences you. Most people are influenced by pain and pleasure. People want to move out of pain and into pleasure. Then you can add in the concept of time. Are you moving towards short term pleasure and long term pain or are you moving into short term pain and long term pleasure. Very often you must grow through short term growing pains to get to long term pleasure. When seeing what influences know where it will lead you in the long term. Do not sacrifice your long term happiness or have regrets in your life.