Creative visualization creates a tremendous result. As the human, we have something that no animal has. And it is imagination. It allows you to do and to see before it actually happened. Go to 5 years to the future or more and see yourself actually becoming the person you want to be.
You got to live in forward. Block the whole world out, put some music. Personally, I prefer instrumental epic music and meditate at the same time to clear my mind and to see forward. Take 30 minutes each day go to your favorite quiet place and be alone. Then imagine, live in the forward for 30 minutes every single day. See what you are going to be. What you are to be, you are now becoming.
So you got to use your imagination that will take you beyond the pain, trouble and then take you to the next level. We have to see ourself there, long before it happened. We got to embrace a faith that thing that we see 10 years or 20 years from now is going to be successful one day.
All the best!