There is quite a bit to hope for. Humans have made astounding progress in the last century: airplanes, cars, computers, the Internet. We are accelerating. You’re part of that, in a small but meaningful way.
I assume you’re not stealing from others and making their lives worse. If so, I hope that’s temporary. You’re probably a hard worker and making a positive difference to at least one person.
You’ve still helped, even if you totally fail at reaching your potential. You still make a difference, and your life is better because of the small differences of others.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
What does a hug for a hug make?