We are probably looking at one ultimate success that the smaller successes seem to take a backseat in the process. I say success is in the journey and not the destination. But I do agree that the final goal is an astounding one.
Let me ask you, how many times have you had an opportunity to pat yourself on the back and say job well done. How many times have you realized that you are getting closer to the goal and how have you acknowledged that? It is easy to look at the final goal and be lost in the process. But I would certainly ask, if you are looking at the one final answer, where are the small answers, the small successes which motivate you, keep you inspired and makes you realize that you are getting there? Well the answer maybe taking up different exams to identify how far you have come and how much more capable you have become from the time you have started preparing for the exam.
Sometimes you don't have to wait that long to realize that you are a success, there will always be these small opportunities, the small races which become equally important because they make you win the big one.
~ Author Unknown
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
~ Walter Elliot