The Eight Of Pentacles. A boy hammers away at a task, doing the same thing over and over again. Presumably getting better each time round. This is the apprentice card of the Tarot. The card of carpenters. electricians and plumbers as they learn their trade. The card of writers struggling in their garrets to get that first novel up to scratch (or maybe just on the lounge in front of the heater?) It’s the celebrities on Celebrity Apprentice completing tasks to raise money for charity, hoping they won’t get fired by Donald Trump at the end of the day. Total focus. Working hard. Paying your dues. With the promise that it will all be worth it in the end.
Any other examples you can think of?