It’s like building a house. First you have to lay a brick on the ground…then another brick next to it…then another. Then you look over at your neighbor’s yard, and he’s putting the finishing touches on his mansion. How do you not look down at your three bricks and feel hopeless? You really have to remind yourself that five years ago, he started out just like you did. He succeeded because he concentrated on his goals and consistently kept his eyes on the next step. You have to do the same. Slow hard work is the only way to create something meaningful.
Dan Avidan (via roguelikelegacy) (via budgiebin)
Plus, keep in mind that some people work with other bricks, other mortar, have another technique for laying the bricks or are generally working in another pace than you.
So even people that started at the same time as you might get their house done faster, or you might finish yours before they do.
There is no shame in any of that