You have to do that in order for progress to happen -- in order for the greatness in you to come out of you. Stay on your grind. Stay focused. I know it's hard to do that sometimes when it seems as though things are moving at a glacial pace. Trust me, I know the feeling. What I also know is if we will continue going forward even if it's one inch at a time, the Lord will give us little reminders that He's with us and guiding our steps. We will know it was Him, because He will give us gentle nudges that motivate us to stay with it and to not give up. He sees what we're doing and where our heart is. He wants us to represent Him and He is positioning us to go to the right places at the appointed times. He knows what we need to do and who we need to be in order for primetime (whatever that means for you).
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans" (Proverbs 16:3). That means stay focused on that target and not to take your eye off of it.