I'm a great one for dipping my toe in, making a tiny bit of an effort, and then flailing about in despair because "It's not working!" I do a few drawings, and expect an immediate reaction. I don't get it, and so I stop. Maybe try something else.
And then I'm always surprised when something does start working. There are a few things I doggedly stick with, even though there's no evidence they're good ideas - or little evidence beyond my own convictions. I'm not even sure why I'm carrying on - no better ideas, usually. And then these things get noticed, pretty much at the point when I'm so over them I'm embarrassed that I'm still doing them.
Things take a lot longer than you think they will. Particularly if you keep stopping.