Many trees shed their leaves in autumn. This means setting aside time for raking; a cause of annoyance for some.

But there is satisfaction in clearing the yard – it’s cathartic. The grass is clear of debris leaving the garden looking pretty again.

As the week’s pass, leaves fall at an accelerated rate. Regular raking continues but it’s difficult to make headway, with freshly fallen leaves quickly replacing their recently cleared brethren. There is no sense of accomplishment.

Grind – this phase is temporary.

Whether clearing the leaves or chipping away at your goals, progress is not always clear-cut. There is the belief that, change must be tangible and easy to observe, but this isn’t always the case.

Long-term progress is not linear.

Practice perseverance and patience when progress becomes unclear. And just as trees survive the harsher winter months by shedding their leaves, you too will become more resilient.


2 thoughts on “Intangible

  1. Hi! This is an awesome post. I really like your analogy because it’s so true, in every aspect of life. For example, as an athlete I understand this perfectly, but some people getting started in fitness get so discouraged that they quit when they hit their first obstacle. As I always say, strive for progress, not perfection.


    • Hi, I’m glad you liked it.

      ‘Strive for progress, not perfection’, that’s a great way to put it. How do you approach roadblocks and obstacles when they inevitably crop up?


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