Nothing happens when you want it to happen. Everything is difficult before is gets easier. Worthwhile endeavors take an enormous amount of time, effort, dedication and patience. I have a Rule of 3 that helps me manage my expectations in pursuing goals and my life dreams:
Everything you want to accomplish in life takes 3 times as long as you expect, costs 3 times as much as you expect and requires 3 times as much effort as you expect.