I didn't realize the power that lies within habits and the compound effect that occurs when they link together. James is helping me to realize that in order to be the best version of myself, I must have the proper system in place -- a system of small, yet powerful habits that link together to produce astronomical effects.
And those astronomical gains don't come overnight. They take time. In fact, they take more time than we believe they will or should. And it is in this period of time, The Plateau of Latent Potential as James calls it, where many people give up. Because they don't see the results they desire and are expecting to see.
However, it is crucial that we maintain our good habits, and that we realize that although it may take longer than desired for us to see the fruits of our labor, we must not give up! Once the gains begin to come, they are highly likely to come on strong because they will be linked to, and the compound interest of, a powerful system of effective habits that are set up to support ongoing success.
What habits do you have in place? Are they setting you up to fail or to succeed?