Progressive action as opposed to speculative or hopeful action (daydreaming, prayer, etc.) Doing something in the present to actively contribute to your goal.

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    There’s always progress.
    – Xanne
    Commented Dec 6, 2020 at 7:14

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That can be called a step

Defined by Macmillan as:

one of a series of actions that you do in order to achieve a particular aim.

This agreement is an important step towards our goal.

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    +1 Yes, and "we can do it step-by-step" Commented Feb 8, 2021 at 12:18

You can use the term advancement:

  • progression to a higher stage of development



There is our Effort. This is a reflection of the steps (from Jim and Macmillan) we have taken towards our goal.

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