When you set out to do anything that takes effort to make happen, be it a vacation, a fancy dinner party for friends, a big work project, or the like, there comes a point where the effort it took to set about doing it is paid off. I call this “the gravy point” – it’s the point at which you have been duly rewarded for your efforts already and everything from that point on is just gravy.
Example: John travels to Arizona. He sees the Grand Canyon for the first time and is blown away. He thinks, “wow, I have two days left here and the trip was already totally worth it.” John has now reached the gravy point. And the sunrise he’ll see in Sedona the next morning and light filtering through the Antelope Canyons later that afternoon are just gravy on top of an already successful trip.