Becoming great at something takes time. Progress won't come as fast. You will suck for a while but keep at it. In moments of doubt, think back to why you started in the first place and draw energy from there. One step at a time, one day at a time, keep clawing, keep pushing, keep climbing your way to greatness.
I came across this great quote by Ira Glass the host and creator of This American Life:
What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me– is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap.
For the first couple of years, you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.
A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
You will get there. 💪