There will be sudden progress. Be prepared for a breakthrough.
The sad story or tragic tale of another person may help to bring a greater sense of perspective to your own life at this time. We often get caught up in the daily busyness of living and working, going through our usual routine, not allowing ourselves much time to reflect. Their tale of despair or suffering will help you to see things in a new light, and to prioritise those things that really matter to you.
Sometimes your work speaks for itself. If you're in a creative field, such as design, make sure that your portfolio is up to date and includes only your best work.