It is important to take a long-range view. No great achievement is accomplished overnight or without difficulty.
If benefits in life were obtained easily without making any efforts in our practice, we’d probably just as easily abandon our choices and end up miserable as a consequence. Any goal worth obtaining isn’t easy. We should each study with a sense of purpose, gaining an abundance of knowledge and ability.
Practice is the platform of not only Buddhism, but the larger view known as life.
Peace and Love, Jim