Staying on Course

Progress should be seen in the long term.

Regress should be seen in the short term.

It is not impossible to enact enormous change in a single day. It is actually quite easy. You can change your life dramatically if you were to take a step into oncoming traffic. I argue that it is in the small moments, where the largest changes happen. People decide to be better in a second, and from that moment, momentum arises. You gain the momentum that lead you down a path of progression. And inversely, I also believe that it is in those moments where people choose to eat that donut, smoke a cigarette, take a nap, etc.

There are so many things to say about progress and regress, but I want to keep it simple, and just focus on asking yourself a single question.

Where will I be if I were to do this everyday?

If you were to eat a sugary donut everyday, where would you be? Would you be in a better place? A worse place?

If you were to work at something for an hour every single day, where would you be? Would you improve? Would you get to where you want to be?

What if you spent 2 hours everyday improving? Simple math is that you will be where you want to be in half the time.

What about 3 hours? 4? 5? 6? 8? 10? 16??

Now what about the fast food, the donut, the nap? You have maybe 16 hours of waking time in a day. You sure you want to waste them doing something like that?

I’m not preaching exhausting yourself, but I am preaching self awareness. We have such power over lives, that it scares me every time I realize the fact. We fail because of our lack of vision, our beliefs. They are all by-products of the inner mechanisms that dictate how we operate throughout our day.

Progress should be seen in the long term.

Regress should be seen in the short term.

It’s that simple,

-Sam

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