About a month ago, I was trimming the back of my hair in the bathroom. So to accomplish such a feat, I stood away from the mirror in the bathroom and used a smaller mirror to watch the back side of my head as I carefully attempted not to mess up.
Now, seeing as how I didn't want to get hair all over my shirt, I took it off. As I was going about my business, I thought, "hm, impressive, I didn't know that's what my back looked like."
I didn't realize the the muscle I put on my lats and traps after doing pull-ups, rows, Olympic lifts, and deadlifts. Sure, I knew what was being worked when exercising, but it never occurred to me the effects of all that work I was doing.
Why mention this?
Because people get bummed out easily. I know it happens to me. I bet it's happened to you too at least once.
Cheer up though.
If you get too caught up in the results or going nuts trying to achieve some goal, you might overlook the finer points in the process.
They're not as easy to spot out, since you're not looking for them, but when you do find them, you'll be happy you found them.
Coincidentally, I recently came across one post last week and another post a few days ago which echo the sentiments of this post. Go give them a quick read.
Sometimes the results aren't always clear. Maybe you're concentrating too hard on a single aspect, who knows.
It's not the end of the world. Be grateful for what you can do, and enjoy what you have accomplished.
You deserve it.