Take a look at who’s succeeded, and you will find years of hard work. You’ll find ages of failure, of torment, of showing up. Again and again and again and again.
Two of my heroes are Brene Brown and Seth Godin. Brene was a focused researcher for years before her books went mainstream (before that she was an alcoholic). Seth ran multiple failing companies. Seth has had many projects go nowhere.
You’ll find the pattern repeat over and over. It’s the way of the leader. Failure and consistency are the marks of a successful life. You must fail to win.