You have to be patient.
Because patience is more powerful than you think it is.
Work accrues and builds momentum, even if it does not look like it at first.
Even if the beginning is small.
One who writes for an hour is not a writer.
But one who writes an hour every day of their lives is.
One who paints for an hour is not a painter.
But one who paints an hour every day of their lives is.
See, I think that action over time will breed identity.
With work, and patience, and time – I think you can do nearly anything.
For if a flow of patient water can dig The Grand Canyon, what might you do?
Time can be magic, if you want to know the truth.
“With patience and resources,” Mr. A would come to say often on his weekly calls with Peter, “we can do almost anything.” Tolstoy had a motto for Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov in War and Peace—“ Patience and Time.” “There is nothing stronger than those two,” he said, “. . . they will do it all.” In 1812 and in real life, Kutuzov gave Napoleon an abject lesson in the truth of that during a long Russian winter.
-Ryan Holiday, Conspiracy