Marwan Marouf discusses keeping the end goal of Al Jannah (Paradise) in mind before starting Ramadan.
[Source: Muslim American Society, MAS]
What I learnt is that always keep the end in mind, Al Jannah. You may seem to deprive yourself of some of the joys on earth during Ramadhan but in Al Jannah, you will receive absolute reward from Allah SWT via Ar Ryan, insya Allah. In my humble opinion, the life in the Hereafter is way better.