"No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere."
So many people set off in pursuing a goal or a dream and because it takes longer than they thought, they simply give up on that dream. Many of them were probably so close to making that dream a reality and if they would have persisted, and persevered just a little longer they would have made it. Our mind is so powerful, and because of that, it can be our worst enemy at times. It is our responsibility to keep ourselves, our mind, in check every day throughout the day in order to keep it focused and believing in what we want to achieve. And that it can be done. The people who make it to where they envision themselves or what they want to become or achieve never give up. They have that unrelenting belief that it will happen as long as they keep going and keep believing in themselves.
So if you aren't where you want to be yet, that's OK. Don't look at how far you need to go, but be proud of how far you've come. Every day is a small step of progress towards your dream. Just don't give up. If you want it bad enough, keep your mind positive and focused and believe you will eventually make it there.