It's not always comforting to hear the cliche, 'play the long game'. We can have a tendency to wanna get 'there' on the double.
Mel Robbins, author of 'The 5 Second Rule' has this to say...
"To play any game, you have to start. To win, you'll need to keep going. If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game."
Let's take Picasso as a case in point. We may think of 'masterpieces' when we think of Picasso or other artists but guess what! How many art works do you think he cranked out throughout his lifetime?
"Picasso created nearly 100 masterpieces in his lifetime. But what most people don't know is that he created a total of more than 50,000 works of art." (Mel Robbins)
Picasso played the game.
It might not take 50,000 art works for you. 100 may not be your target either but there is wisdom in knowing that you can prototype your potential simply by playing the game.
You might not get it right first time (and that's totally okay!).
Maybe that's part of the 'masterpiece' process.
More prototypes, more Potential.
p.s Avengers star (Hulk), Mark Ruffalo auditioned close to 600 times to land his first acting role. He played the (long) game.