I love little revelations about progress or discovering new things about myself. The little milestones in our work or exercise make it that much easier to keep going.
But it’s important to not just use milestones as our progress. If we’re constantly goal chasing, we never learn to be content. If we cling to the partial successes of progress we can be disappointed when they are few and far between.
In short, enjoy the work. Love the process. Savor the victories but remember they are not the goal.