I love Gary Sinise. His quote is perfect. It takes hard work and persistence (among other things) to be successful in life, regardless of what your version may be. The timing of how it pays off is not in our control. But keeping our nose to the grindstone and working on that goal is completely up to us.
So own it. Do the time. Work hard. The timing of your success will follow.
And it will be when you least expect it.
Make it a great day!