I really enjoyed this talk by James Clear. It provides a real game-plan for nearly everything in life. You can easily apply this thinking liberally in both your personal and professional spheres:
Having the big, far-off goal(s) can sometimes be way too hard to comprehend, appreciate, and especially act on. It’s far easier to just start, begin building, learn while you do it, and then after a (long) time you’ll find that you’re already there.
This is a story I’ve heard many times over, by the way, from folks whom I deeply respect and who, for all intents and purposes, have essentially “made it”.
But they did it 1% at a time.