I've been meditating non-seriously for 8 years.
I don't mean in short term or even long term. More like something that is an intrinsic irrefutable idea about yourself that once you know, you can never look away from. I'm not motivated by good food, wealth, relationships etc. I can't say I value my freedom. I don't have goals or dreams. I have discipline, schedule and order so I'm able to maintain something of a normal life.