This is a question focusing on the mental side to fitness
I've been working out for the last 6 months - primarily on a squat, deadlift, benchpress routine - and I'm quite enjoying it. I've seen some results and I'm more motivated than ever to continue pushing through.
The thing is, I'm a 5"3 male at 58 kgs. A little above underweight and quite ashamedly short.
While I'm not one for social settings, I'm aware that any gains I make, at least in the next few years, are not going to come even close to being socially redeemable enough.
It's a lot like making an investment: if someone starts out with an initial capital $100 and you start out with $10, a measly two 20% gain on their part still dwarfs a large 100% on yours. It sucks, but that's life.
How do I harden myself so that I don't let such deprecating thoughts detract me from my fitness goals?