Imagine your problems are like a 2x4. Seemingly stout, firm, not easy to get through.
You whittle away at them, a little at a time. This is like driving a nail into the board, then removing it. Notice how just a little bit is gone? Sure, it still LOOKS daunting, but there's a small chink in that hulk of wood.
Now imagine how cool it would be if you just blasted the damn 2x4 with a Barrett .50 cal....