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There are a lot of cool metaphors for "transforming."

Perhaps one of the most ubiquitous is the caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Ugly looking thing turns into a thing of beauty.

Most of life can be measured or looked at through the lens of "transitions."

Even mundane things like doing pushups can be looked at through transitions.

If you've ever done any kind of physical training (or any training) then you're familiar with the idea of the plateau.

That frustrating part where you just can't do any more pushups.

Or can't bench any more, or can't improve your speed, or can't lose any more weight.

But then something happens, and BOOM, you're at the next level.

Any trainer will tell you that progress is not steady.

It comes in spurts.

In fact, one way to look at the "plateau" is the long needed preparation for the growth spurt.

Problem is, most of us dumb humans have a tough time being patient.

We want results, and we want them NOW!

We don't like the idea of spinning our wheels and hoping a growth spurt hits.

We tend to give up, which pretty much GUARANTEES that any progress won't come.

There was a famous stock trader from before the Great Depression, Jesse Livermore.

He said, "It wasn't my thinking that made me rich, it was my sitting."

Meaning he didn't get rich by picking the right stocks at the right time, or having any brilliant insights. 

He got rich by patiently waiting while his stocks kept going up.

You might say the same about human progress.

It's not the massive growth spurts that you need to focus on.

It's the patient, daily activities that slowly BUILD UP to those growth spurts.

Only then can you experience there transformations that make life magic.

What kinds of transformations?

Failures into experience into success.

Not having skills into having skills.

Regular skills into world class skills.

Curiosity into knowledge and understanding.

Energy into action.

Thoughts into things.

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