Linear approach

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.