Progress is slow. That’s why we don’t really notice it. It could be progress in a skill we’re developing, but the slowness puts us off. It could be progress toward a bigger guy, but the slowness doesn’t give us a milestone event at which we should choose change.
Setbacks are fast. That’s why we always notice them. It could be failing at a course, or discovering you’ve been doing something incorrectly in your skill development. It’s a minor thing, really, but we make it big because it’s fast. Similarly on the health example, sudden changes tend to jolt us into action and/or regret.
We succeed when we treat progress like we do setbacks, and setbacks like we do progress.
Introduce a little slowtime into your week. You’ll be amazed at what you discover.