Growth comes in spirals and can be irregular and seemingly irrational, bending and twisting in upon itself, backwards and forwards, looping and at times gets tangled into knots. But always it is growth in one form or another, so persevere.
Whether it is in the form of baby steps or huge giant strides, take it onboard, anchor it, use it to sail closer to your goal or just float on the top like a leaf in a stream.
Struggling against it only tires you out but gets you nowhere. Relax. Breathe. Whatever you experience will be worth it. Just one more message via meditation.