Feeling discouraged is a natural part of life. We all have moments when we wonder why we spend our time and energy doing the things that we do. Perspective is huge, and knowing that getting observable results takes time, is a necessary perspective to have. Fabio Marrama shares a bit about his relationship with this reality.
" How many people can relate to this quote, 'I do not know what I am doing, but I know what I am doing is leading me somewhere good'. That is the epitome of my life right now. I think it is am awesome quote because nobody knows what they are going to be doing in five years. Some people do, but most people do not. Listen, If you have that quote on your mind, just keep doing it. That means you are doing little compound things that are opening doors of opportunity of new challenges that is leading somewhere good. A saw a great quote by Goldie Chan, and she stated, 'I do not really know what I am doing, but I know that I am doing a lot of it really well'. Keep doing those things. Listen, you do not have to know exactly what you are going to be doing in five years . But, if that is the thing that is in on your mind, just keep doing it. You are going to be going to some great places that you didn't expect".
Marrama does a great job articulating the concept of delayed gratification. Keep your chin up, because the wins are around the corner.