You look back, introspect, and realise that things didn’t become bad overnight. They were slowly getting from bad to worse, but you never noticed until things went out of control. It is only then that you decide to take charge, and improve things.
The reverse is also true.
When things are going from good to better, it is difficult to observe that your actions are resulting in something good. You may feel that all your effort is in vain but that is not true.
Things are always changing, either for better or worse. The changes, however, are incremental, and you may miss them if you are not looking out for them. Therefore, you have to ensure that you keep on doing the right thing, and that you learn to notice the small changes that your actions are bringing about.
Whether you notice them or not, your actions are resulting in changes. It is in your best interests, therefore, to act in a way that the incremental changes brought about are the ones that you want to see in your life.
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