It is fact. No smoke and mirrors, no joking around. Having talked with thousands of Realtors when you don't begin now with that change you are thinking about for an increase in production for 2017, you will end up the same December 2017 as you are now.
And life is short, if you do not have the desire, the passion, the commitment to being persistent in working proactively daily - go ahead and get out of the way. Turn in your real estate license, quit paying dues to your local state and national boards, and the MLS and the training that you are not using and find something more beneficial to do.