One of my favourite quotes remains: “Little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.” I remember when my youngest sister started walking, taking her very first steps, quite an amazing scene it was for me, of course. We all have such experiences at one point in time of our lives. Growing up has been quite challenging for me especially in the aspect of allocating my scarce resources to meet my unending needs. Sometimes, it could be that I don’t have ready cash at hand and I have to board a ‘Keke’ to the nearest ATM to make a withdrawal. At times I wouldn’t even have that precious 50 Naira to get to the bank.
Then a friend introduced me to a KOLO-SAVE (some idea). She said I should set aside N50 daily whenever I got back from work in a KOLO. Initially, I thought the idea was absurd as I was so used to buying the ‘unnecessaries’ with change in my purse like N100. But after a while I decided to brace up to the 20 days challenge which she set for me. I discovered that after a period of 20 days,i was able to realise 2000 naira from my KOLO savings. I was amazed at how my little -but now much- 100 had accumulated. So here’s the the gist: It took me accepting, applying and disciplining myself to embark on this challenge and Yes, it worked for me.
For you,it might just be that spanking new idea you have to keep at, or that daily weight loss exercise, or that anger reduction challenge you are consciously working at. Just keep at it because your seemingly little effort will yield great dividends for you soonest.