If you have ever tried to run through a desert for 7 days you discover how important progress is. It’s not about how fast you move, but that you keep moving, at a steady pace, in the right direction.
Most big challenges are completed in this way. It’s how we reached the South Pole. It’s how we conquered Everest. This is really frustrating in the beginning. You are fresh and feel you can do more. It’s challenging in the middle because you feel like giving up.
The key to success is to keep your eyes on the objective. This is easy in sprints since you don’t need a long attention span. When the timeline stretches the intention fades and the direction becomes more erratic.
It’s true, a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step. It’s completed with every subsequent step in the right direction.