Before she was a great author, Maya Angelou drove streetcars.
Whatever your dream for your work or your life is, you may be in the before stage right now. And that's okay. We all have a before.
We all need a before. It's what makes the after part so great.
Before you were successful
Before you started your own company
Before you met the one
Before you chased your dream
Before your big break
Before you changed
It sucks to be stuck in the before part right now. But you won't be there much longer. Befores don't last forever; it's in their nature to dissolve into nows.