A part of the journey that is often overlooked is the amount of sacrifice that is necessary - especially early on.
Hours upon hours behind the charts and studying content. Saying no to hanging out with friends and family. Not playing video games or any activities that you enjoy. Red eyes and zombie like mentality the next day due to staying up until all ends of the night - working on a dream that only you can see clearly.
No one said the journey would be easy but it will be worth it. And if it were easy, so many more people would be doing it! Sacrifices need to be made in order to progress - but also remember it's important to take a break from time to time to recharge!