The snowball effect that subtracts success.

I love it when it snows. The last time it did, I made a snowman with the kids.

It is easy to roll huge snowballs out of the wet and screeching snow. Thus, the snowmen become quite massive.

We typically start the work from a snowball that we can hold in the palm. We then roll the ball in the snow to make it bigger. The process somehow reminds me of spinning a cotton candy.

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In the beginning, the ball multiplies with even the slightest effort. As the ball gets bigger and bigger, the speed seems to slow down. Eventually, it starts to take more effort to keep the ball rolling, and it becomes harder to notice if it grows at all.

The kids lose their interest first. The effort required to produce visible result starts to feel off. However, it is clear that those who believe in the process instead of their thoughts, build the most handsome snowman.

The same holds true for studying, hobbies, software projects, blogging and pretty much in everything where we reach for level ups.

If you ever face a crisis of faith, remember that the thing defining our success is a decision.

What will you do when the change becomes difficult to notice?

Do you trust or discard the process?

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