I was noticing the last couple days that whenever David Benefield, the CardRunners pro, tweeted about the struggles in his various WSOP tournament runs he repeatedly said "head down, inch towards daylight." I liked the ring of it as it resonated with my blog sentiments lately. So I googled it and realized it is a survival mantra issued by the lead character Caine in a series of fantasy-science fiction books by Matthew Woodring Stover, The Acts of Caine.
"Keep your head down and inch towards daylight." That is how I feel most days. Nothing improves instantly. You just have to keep grinding towards your goal. Have a plan, put in the work, keep out of excess trouble, and hope for the best.