bonsai is like a long journey
Bonsai creation is one of the passions that drives you forward year by year until you have achieved your goals.
It is like a long journey filled with fun and adventures along the way. And at the end of the journey you'll realised that it is not only the satisfaction of creating your masterpiece, but also the physical and mental enrichment that it derived. Then you'll realised that the reward will be more valuable and far greater than your masterpiece.
Learn to enjoy it.