You want to be everyone's go-to guy for IM graphic design. The problem is - you don't have an artistic bone in your body. You have no eye for design and no creativity or talent in for design.
You want to be a high level IM coach with a stable full of wealthy clients. The problem is - you have trouble organizing your thoughts, expressing yourself, and coherently teaching others what you know.
I believe newcomers to IM often struggle because they attempt to be something for which they have no talent.
They buy in to the myth that they can be whatever they want to be if they study, work hard enough, and never give up. They never question whether they possess any talent for what they're going to be doing.
Talent is a funny thing. One who possesses it can hone it, refine it, and polish it so that it becomes highly developed. But if you don't have that inherent talent, that "gift" in the first place, it's extremely difficult to acquire. I personally believe we all have talent for something - a gift, an advantage, a leg-up on the average person, call it what you will. Everyone has a gift or natural ability to do something well. Some have several gifts - but I believe everyone has at least one.
If you're struggling in IM, maybe you're not utilizing your talent. Maybe you're trying to be something you'll never be. Is it smart to try to be an author if you can't write a lick?
Sure, you can learn a new skill and become very good at it with effort and practice. But should you be starting a business in something that's going to take you 5-10 years to master? I say . . . NO!
If you don't possess the talent, the gift, the natural ability already, forget about it. Find out where your talent lies and exploit it! You will have a great advantage in the marketplace as you build a business around it.
Opposing opinions are welcomed.
The very best to all of you,