Things in life almost never go like we planned. With that being said, it's always important to remember why you started. Sometimes it's easy to lose focus and sight of your goals in the hustle and bustle of the everyday life work grind. We all at times get these amazing ideas and set high standards but lose the intensity to reach them when the path to get there becomes difficult. Other times, we get complacent or lackadaisical and progress becomes slower and slower.
SO, like I said, always...remember why you started. When you feel yourself getting off track, losing focused, or even becoming lazy. Get back to the mindset you had when you started, stay focused and remember each and everyday why you're doing what you do. It's for a reason, a purpose, the pain and struggle to get there is always worth it when you're focused on your why.