"Sometimes the reason you're not progressing is because you're trying to achieve someone else's goal. Perhaps it's a person you feel like you need to prove yourself to. Maybe it's someone whose control you're under. Maybe it's the person you used to be. To leave a goal that doesn't serve you anymore does not indicate a lack of discipline. It could just mean that you're breathing a bit of life into the ambitions of the person you are right now." Jon Yuen
I'm not sure I have much else to add to this. I do hope I'm able to help someone navigate the path forward, even if it means stepping away.
Emile Maxwell Connaughton