Effort can’t take us everywhere… But it can take us most places.
Usually, the only which stands between us and our desires are our own choices. Taking true responsibility for this truth is hard. It’s far easier and much more comfortable to believe the some external force or circumstance is preventing us from accomplishing what we wish to accomplish.
There is almost always a way, and the way is almost always hard work. When the work is hard, persisting is even more challenging.
Persist, and the rest will follow.