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.