If it takes but a tiny action to disrupt a pattern, what happens when thousands of small actions occur over the years?
Suppose somebody sets their mind to working out three times per week. Upon coming down with a cold, maybe three gym sessions are skipped due to feeling under the weather. It’s hard to get going again. It can take weeks to form a habit, but only days to destroy it.
Suppose somebody sets their mind to working super productively every day of the week and creates tons of added value for their employer. Feeling unrewarded after months of hard work, it’s hard to keep going.
Sometimes small actions, or more specifically, lack thereof, make or break a pattern or (winning) streak.