It always seems like progress is imperceptibly slow until you are right at the point of reaching your goal and then things seem to accelerate to the end point. It happens when you are injured and it seems like the injury is not healing and nothing you do is working and then all of a sudden it’s healed. When you have a problem you need to solve and you think about it for days or weeks and then one day randomly you have a break through and the answer is there. Even in starting this website it felt like that, things moved really slowly until launch time was around the corner. In learning new skills, it’s called the learning curve. This slow part in the process is the thing that tests your patience and belief in what you are doing. It challenges your determination. In my opinion, it tests if you are worthy of the outcome that you want. If the end is worthwhile to you, you’ll stick it out. Go through the struggle and put in the work. If you truly believe in what you are doing you’ll keep doing it until you get the result.
This lag, the phase where it seems like nothing happens is the filter. It removes the weak. It is the barrier that only the mentally tough get through. The harder the challenge the bigger the lag. It is the test to see if you are worthy of the result you want to achieve.
So if you are struggling with something, an injury, achieving a goal, solving a problem and it feels like your progress is standing still. Remember that this is part of the process. It is there to test you, your resolve, your dedication to the goal, your will to stay the course and it is a necessary part of the process. In the end it is all the small seemingly imperceptible changes that add up over time that creates massive change. It may seem like nothing is happening now. Time, determination and consistent action leads to change. Embrace the lag.