Achieving anything takes time. Don’t quit. You’ve heard it. But, remember something else: Be busy.
The best way to know that things are working is if you are working.
Get busy. When you don’t see the results you want, don’t just do random things—that’s called “dilly-dallying”. Instead, start constructive avalanches; get good things going that will require you to do more work when they succeed.
Many people fail because they are afraid of having too much work. But, the more successful you are, the more you will want to work. Successful paths entail work. That is where to go.