“Strive for progress, not perfection”
There will be days where you are tested more than others. There will be a test that didn’t demonstrate/showcase all of your hard work. You will feel discouraged and maybe even a little lost/confused. Acknowledge this feeling but don’t let it define your value. Don’t allow it to have you questioning your efforts.
Go back to the basics. When you caught sight of a potential passion, what did you do in order to feel closer to it? Did you watch videos/read/ books/listen to podcasts? Did it start as a light-hearted hobby?
Mimic those first steps you took.
Notice that not everyday will be successful but that doesn’t mean we should discredit ourselves. Bring yourself back to your most proud/happy moments and notice the pieces that led you to fall where you are today. Simplify it and make one progression at a time.