Time passes by linearly.
However meaningful results are achieved non-linearly. They come in the form of breakthroughs that occur after long periods of continuous effort with seemingly little results. It seems like nothing or very little is happening for an extended period of time. And then, all of a sudden, there’s a breakthrough.
From the outside, it looks like the breakthrough occurred overnight. It’s also more romantic to think of it that way.
But from the inside, you know that it’s the non-linear result of an extended period of continuous effort.
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