Once the conditions of flow are present, what you are doing becomes worth doing for its own sake.
The nature of control is to waste value. They function like the brake in a car. Every time you apply the brake you by definition waste energy that has already been put into the system.
The key to fulfillment is to see significance in every day rather than treat life as a series of frequent or infrequent milestones. And the way to do it is to make a journal of your life.
How does one overcome the challenge of getting down to doing work that one has been avoiding?