Success seems like hard work doesn't it? We want to see the goal, go to sleep and wake up with the goal achieved. Of course, it doesn't work that way. We have to put effort into achieving goals. Some goals are short term and others, like developing a craft are long term, possibly a life time.
It is very easy to grow impatient and discouraged on the ride to success. We can grow impatient and frustrated anytime we take a step back. But, rather than focus on all the challenges that come on the yellow brick road to success, it can be a powerful attitude adjustment to focus on the joys of the ride. Focus on learning, on the benefits of practice, on the developing knowledge that comes from progress and from stagnation. It's easier to say than do, but good to keep in mind.
I've been reminded of this a lot recently as I've jumped into learning Argentine Tango. It is a complex dance that demands submission to the music and your partner, while at the same time displaying confidence and an aura of passion. This ride requires learning, struggle, work and practice. I dance watching others who are more progressed than I am in the dance and wanting to become worthy of dancing with others.
It could be easy to get down on yourself if you're too impatient. Some may quit deciding they aren't cut out for it. It is mostly mind over matter. The advice given to me that I'll share with you is remember to enjoy the ride. We all go through the learning phases, even those who have "arrived" Some learn faster than others, but overall we all still have to experience this right of passage.
I hope you enjoy your ride to success because you can!