3. Be patient and persist.
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."
It would be nice if we got anything we wanted right now. That seldom happens. One of the key traits of successful people is that they persist and have patience where others simply have had enough and go home.
The problem is often that the time-frames we set up for success in our minds are a bit too optimistic. Advertising tells us that we will have success quickly. The idea of quick and easy success permeates society. Why? Because it's easy to sell. It's appealing to the mind that is in itself often lazy and wants shortcuts. And it's easy to get people to buy another "magic pill" that they hope will solve the problem since the first product will probably leave them unsatisfied.
Now, I'm not saying that you sometimes can have great success quickly. But often it takes time. More time than you may have hoped for.
How can you set up realistic time-frames with possible obstacles mapped out reasonably well? Well...