Do you encourage and support yourself, or do you constantly think about failure and disappointment? Do you have limiting thoughts which tend to recur and hold you back?
Harnessing your positive energy and directing it towards a worthwhile project is difficult to do if you're working with the belief that you won't get what you want or that you don't deserve what you desire. The forward motion and fresh energy represented by the Ace may need to be placed on hold until you've analysed why you appear to be sabotaging your own progress. If you're not willing to celebrate your choices and cheer yourself on, how can you expect others to do it? The seed of success has to be planted in your own mind.
We possess far more personal power than we think we do. We tend to deny the autonomy we have over every aspect of our lives so that we don't have to undertake the hard work that comes with changing our situation. For example, someone may complain constantly that they dislike their job and that they resent the pressure it places onto them. What they don't do is accept that they have the inner power to turn their job into a challenge to their personal progress through a simple shift in perception. They can take control of their issue with their employment, either by looking for work elsewhere or by deciding to view work in a new light and turn it into something that can propel them forward. It's always easier to sit back and insist we're trapped and unhappy - that's like eating McDonalds and complaining that it doesn't give you the same energy boost as a power salad! How about instead you try taking positive action to alter your reality? A lot more effort in the short-term, but the long-term nourishment is undeniable. The Ace of Swords is a card which often shows up to tell you that you hold your personal power in your hands. You didn't lose it down the back of the sofa and it didn't abandon you in your hour of need - it's actually right there in your grasp. Acknowledge it and use it to embark on something incredible.