You need to remember that you are not walking the same route as others.
Remember the German lecturer? Why he started lecturing German even though that is not his main trade? Remember his ulterior motive?
Don’t let your inner voice compare yourself with what other people are doing. Yes they may seem like they have things figured out, and yes maybe you have yet to figure out your own unique selling proposition, but does that mean you are lesser than others? Does that mean you are destined to fail?
It always seems impossible until it is done.
Wise words by Nelson Mandela.
The most important thing is knowing why you are doing this, constantly remembering why you are doing this. You know that it is doing to be tough. You know that it is not going to be a smooth sail, because hey someone that paves their own route often have to be clearing away all the weeds and fallen branches ahead of them, and that takes time and effort.
The most important thing is keeping yourself motivated, and keeping that momentum going. Yes things may seem slow, or sometimes you may not even see the direct results of what you are doing currently, but as long as you are moving, as long as you don’t stop, you should aim for exponential growth. Not, sikit sikit menjadi bukit, but rather do things that would have compounding effects towards the future.