I love looking at the little things around me, because I’ve found they can teach us as much about life as the big things. Only if you pay close attention to them, however, will you actually learn something.
One day, I looked at a bucket in my garden in a completely different way, and it reinforced something I’d known for a long time but only when it comes to making a small, consistent commitment every day.
It was sitting empty and unused in my garden when I noticed a small leak dripping from the tap (faucet). So, I sat my bucket underneath the tap, and counted the drops. About once every four seconds so I could hear water drip into the bucket.
My first thought was wondering if those drips would amount to anything. So, I got busy working, and came out later in the day, maybe 5-6 hours later. By golly, there was a gallon and a half of water in the bucket. That leak is costing me a lot of money to sit there running like that. Glad I had that bucket to capture the water.
It made me think about all the times accountants and money managers told me putting a little bit of money away in this particular account (bucket) over the span of 20 to 30 years could amount to $1 million.
I used to look at things this way and say, “Riggghhhttttt,” out of young foolishness, and not looking at my relationship with a bucket. As I describe in my vlog, just a little bit of consistent effort really does amount to something.
Even if your time is limited, you’ll learn why making some consistent effort every day for 100 days — for example, mastering one aspect of The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need — means you’ll enjoy a 100 percent improvement in your life in a little more than three months.
Love and chi,