Saalon writes about his pretty bad year. Here’s the comment I left on his blog:
I’m reminded of a concept from the book “Mastery:” The learning process is not a steady ride upwards. It is a series of plateaus punctuated by upward movement. Most of one’s time is spent on the plateau.
So, the book contends, learn to appreciate the plateau. Understand that you are just building up to visible growth.
When a house is built, the builders must first dig down into the earth and work below ground before the building begins to rise.