The Eight of Pentacles reminds us that practice makes perfect. It also reflects a time of methodical, steady work. From day to day, the outcome does not seem to have changed, but over time we will start to see improvement and the most desired results of our work. This is a time of routine, meditation, and of doing and trusting. It's is important to acknowledge two things during this time of what could seem like mundane or tedious work: One, we are being productive and two, even though we are not yet at the place we envision ourselves being, it is happening.
This is something that Mr. Miyagi taught many of us in the 80s.