The most powerful outcomes are delayed.
The things you do now, won’t make differences now. But it does not go to waste either.
It’s like “I’ve been running every day for a month, so why can’t I see any changes in my body?”
James Clear calls it the Plateau of Latent Potential. Usually, that’s the reason why people quit. If only they could endure a bit longer.
A conversation between a master and his disciple from Anthony De Mello’s One Minute Wisdom:
Disciple: “Is there anything I can do to make myself Enlightened?”
Master: “As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.”
Disciple: “Then of what use are the spiritual exercises, you prescribe?”
Master: “To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.”
Prepare yourself — small habit matters. These small actions will accumulate and compound. It’s how you make the big jump. Be patient.
Outsiders will call it an overnight success.
Me too. I’m still this fucking weak person who choose the path with least resistance. I want comfort. But comfort won’t do me any good.
Dream big then struggle. Don’t seek happiness, comfort, joy, or other positive shits because you won’t get it.
I’m not there yet. But, I’m here for the fight.