People think that for real change to occur there has to be big momentous events to occur. This is true on the grand scheme of things. I am thinking paradigm shifts as an example with giant leaps in human ingenuity and technological progress; however, I have found that it is the many minute changes that have a lasting effect.
Mountains, canyons, gorges, all form over millennia and last for eons. The slow action of platonic action and water flow are only two of the forces which result in the formation of these geographical wonders, slow repeated actions resulting in lasting monuments.
To bring this to a human context, I offer the example of dieting. Diets don’t work. They provide quick results, but if a diet is not followed by healthy eating including: Portion control, healthy food selection and exercise, then it will fail. If one wishes to create a lasting change in oneself, then one must make that change become a habit by continuously practicing these good behaviours. There are no shortcuts.
True change occurs with small steps – baby steps. Generally, one needs to walk before they can run. Of course, there are exceptions, but they are rare. This is just one of the lessons I have learned over the course of my life: True change occurs slowly and repeatedly.
Never give up and ever little bit helps.
—Robert Confiant 18 July 2018