I came across a great quote in my morning readings.
"As the world must be redeemed in a few men to begin with, so the soul is redeemed in a few of its thoughts, and works, and ways to begin with: it takes a long time to finish the new creation of this redemption."
~ George MacDonald
Not that it gets me off the hook of "working out my salvation", but it helps me to know it is a process, my heart - your heart does not become whole all at once.
Blessings to you all.