Progress doesn’t often look that linear.
In fact, when we zoom out enough, you can see that it typically comes in surges.
A 30-day fresh food diet.
Training for a marathon.
Cramming for finals.
One sprint after another.
In between, there is recovery, a plateau, as you get ready to go again.
Not often, we will find a way to just take things one day at a time, with one subtle change after another.
It’s a long view approach when most of us desire to have results quickly and painlessly.
If you have the discipline, a linear approach will help you always take steps forward towards progress in between the surges.