And then when you start to taste success you'll be utterly unstoppable because...
1) YOU'LL BE HAPPIER
And the happier you are the more productive you're and I recently heard this fact, “The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more.”
2) YOU'LL HAVE MORE SUPPORT
If you can become successful with little to no support then that means when the support starts to roll in via supporters and staff then you can 10x your personal power.
When someone cautioned Arnold Schwarzenegger, after he had already won 5 Mr. Olympian titles and was going for his 6th, by saying, "The wolf at the bottom of the hill is hungrier!"
The Arnold responded, "Yes, but when the wolf at the top of the hill is hungry the food is there."
If your hunger can overpower the support of those at the top then you'll truly earn the right to be called "great".
Jim saved up and bought a 1986 Ford Ice Cream Truck.
Whereas Larry has been the top Ice Cream Truck on the block for years. Larry has his sh*t all decked out. He's got the newest equipment and even hired Jose to hand out flyers.
Larry also has a loyal customer base. Aunt Theresa always buys from Larry's ice cream truck whenever she goes to the pool.
For Jim to be successful he has to work extremely hard. Everyone is telling him to quit because Larry owns the block, but Jim remains persistent.
Jim's ice cream isn't as good, but he gives a good discount and decided to team up with the girl scouts to offer a special flavor Larry doesn't have, "Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream".
Aunt Theresa was a girl scout back in the day so she starts buying from Jim and leaves a big tip, gives a wink, and tells him, "Once a girl scout always a girl scout."
Jim eventually takes down Larry's ice cream empire, and now Jim loves his job more than ever before because of all the support he gets and the deep sense of meaning he derives from putting smiles on children's faces.
MORAL OF THE STORY
Grind it out for as long as you can because once you become great it'll get easier, at least in terms of motivation :)