“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb
Progress is the result of action.The action may be physical, like running a marathon, losing weight, or earning a degree. The action may be emotional, like crying because of the death of a loved one, ending a relationship, or dealing with health issues. Progress is not always immediate, but you must keep moving forward.
Movement is essential to all existence. All material things progress to a certain point, then begin to decline. This is the law which governs the whole physical creation. Everything of importance in this world demands the close attention of its seeker. The one in pursuit of anything must undergo difficulties and hardships until the object in view is attained and the great success is obtained!
Motion being compulsory everything must either go forward or retreat. Growth through struggle and suffering will occur. You will need to understand and accept that suffering and self-sacrifice are essential components of achieving material or intellectual progress. So don’t give up . . . keep moving! Slow movement is better than no movement. And slow progress is still . . . progress.