It is always the journey (the Way) and NOT the destination - so relax and enjoy - lean in, embrace. - Ginn You will get there when you are meant to get there and not one moment sooner. So relax, breathe, and be patient.
The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.
One of the keys to success is passion. If you care about something or want it naturally you won't need to force yourself to work on it. The passion will be your fuel. Only work on things you are passionate about.