This is how all change happens.
Change that looks like it happened overnight rarely ever did. Meaningful change requires years of hard work and effort from dedicated people behind the scenes. It’s just that most people never see behind the curtain to experience the “gradual” side of the equation.
Your decisions and actions today (both good or bad) set the groundwork for your results tomorrow. Often it just takes a while for the impact to show up clearly.
“How did you go bankrupt?”Ernest Hemingway, “The Sun Also Rises”
“Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”