"Small steps are hard to quantify, yet collectively they will yield real progress"
The Chinese have a bamboo plant that takes 4 years to mature; it is a labor intensive plant, and it has to be tended to daily.
It only reaches 4 feet at the 3 year and 11 month period. But the last 30 days it will go from 4 to 90 feet.
Now we all know it was not those last 30 days that made it happen, it was the previous 3 years and 11 months. Early on there was little progress. But then the plant took off.
So you may not see or feel the progress every day, but over time the ground work is happening, so long as the effort and attitudes are right.
I love this analogy. Everyone is always looking for the quick path to success. Let me save you some time, there isn't one. The path of success favors those who persevere and continue going forward.
Just because you don't see results right away in your new diet, workout regimen, or career; it does not mean you are not making progress, you just might not be able to see it yet.
You have to believe in the process and know the results will come only through discipline and hard work.
Most people quit due to slow progress, not realizing that slow progress is after all, still progress.
The path to success is a long and hard road but if you stay consistent and keep moving forward, it is well worth it!