So what if it's already taken longer than you thought?
So what if it will still take longer?
The day will nevertheless arrive, as it always does, when all your prior efforts, determination, and persistence will seem a paltry price indeed as you are lifted irrevocably higher, as if by chariots of fire, into realms previously unimagined, and then you'll think to yourself, "Wow, that was fast."
I can hear the music now. The question is can you?