They allow us to see what lies within; the potential to be a lot better than we currently are.
To improve your golf you need passion to fuel your motivation. Passion comes from your desire to be excellent at what you do and golf is one game where you have to work hard over a long period of time to gain a high measure of control over your golf shots and ultimately your golf scores.
Remove the "quick fix" mentality from your thinking that is holding you back and work hard on your weakest most important skills. Your passion to improve will keep you focused on the important tasks, and in the weeks and months from now you will reap the rewards of your dedication with better golf shots and lower golf scores.