When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Of course that only works if you also have sugar. This is why forward motion takes time. You can hone your skill, become the best. Your lemons are perfect, yet you still have to wait for the sugar to arrive.
The key is to keep hustling. While you're waiting for sugar, keep making more lemons.
You're waiting for sugar and life gives you poop. Crap! You can't make poop juice. But you can use it to grow bigger lemons.
And that day you finally find the sugar cane, you're ecstatic. While everyone else griped as their lemons turned mold, you kept growing and honing what little you had. And the day that sugar arrives you're suddenly set. The whole world stands queued just to get a small taste of your best lemonade.