One of the most common laments I hear from my students is that 'I'm not where I thought I'd be by now'. There are oodles of reasons this may be. Life happens. But one of the most common reasons is a lack of commitment and focus. If you don't commit to carving out the time to do your work - and then actually doing it - you simply won't move forward. Obligation, procrastination, lack of confidence - all of these things can get in the way of us actually doing the work. Goodness knows I've been there myself too many times to count. But the people who succeed... they're the ones that show up, consistently - for years - and just do the work. Over, and over, and over again.