I found Seth Godin's insight in his post "That Moment" to be particularly encouraging, since most of my free time of late is spent on developing something fresh, inspiring and meaningful. He helped expose the linchpin for me. He exposed the critical point to keep my focus on. I hope that you will draw out your own encouragement today for that something remarkable you're working on or for the remarkable relationships you are invested in.
"When you are sitting right on the edge of something daring and scary and creative and powerful and perhaps wonderful... and you blink and take a step back. That's the moment. The moment between you and remarkable. Most people blink. Most people get stuck. All the hard work and preparation and daring and luck is nothing compared with the ability to not blink." Seth Godin