For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10 KJV)
I’m not an economist but my little knowledge of economics acquired while preparing for the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers exams and in my MBA class exposed me further to the fields of microeconomy and macroeconomy. Macroeconomics studies how the aggregate economy behaves. And the word “aggregate” literally means a combination of many separate units or items. Invariably, it is a combination of the micro or better put, the accumulation of tiny efforts.
One of the greatest success principle of all is called the Law of Accumulation. This law states that everything great and worthwhile in human life is an accumulation of hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny efforts and sacrifices that nobody ever sees or appreciates. Otherwise stated, everything accumulates over time.
Brian Tracy graphically likened it to a snowball. A snowball starts very small, but it grows as it adds millions and millions of tiny snowflakes and continues to grow as it gathers momentum.
Most times, we neglect the very tiny details of life and expect an overnight success. I’ve come to the realization that little things mean the most. Inch upon inch makes a cinch. Line upon line makes a verse. It was Geoffrey James as published by Inc. magazine, that said that minor tweaks can have huge cumulative effects.
Hear this: Little things make for perfection, but perfection is not a little thing.
In this treatise, I’ve four key areas of life I’d like to advise we begin to engage the Law of Accumulation. Would you like to join me in making these tiny efforts and sacrifices that will definitely culminate to our significant success? I know you want to be significant. Alright, let’s discuss these four key areas:
The body of knowledge is the accumulation of pieces of relevant information. It’s important we pay utmost attention to learning. What you are today is a product of knowledge. Experts are not made over night. It’s a process of continuous learning. I’m an insatiable learner especially on the subjects of interest.
It is in doing what you have learnt in very little ways, day after day, month after month and year after year that makes your experience to accumulate and become cognate. Therefore, you need to start doing something in the direction of your vision. Only doers earn and gain experience. I never became an Executive Director of a boutique Investment Bank overnight. My years of hands on experience in the investment banking space contributed in no small measure.
Virtually everyone wants to be prosperous. Hear this: Financial prosperity is impossible without savings. That periodic saving can accumulate to become your capital. It also has the capacity to compound your interests. Our ministry as a policy saves a certain percentage of our income after we had paid our corporate tithe. My wife and I have also imbibed that culture.
4. Kingdom Service.
Our daily acts of worship, obedience to God’s word, benevolence to the less privileged accumulate to our account with God. When your cloud is full, it pours rain on you. The Scripture assures us thus, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Heb.6:10)
I eagerly wait to hear your story. Your significant success is assured provided you apply this time-tested success principle.
Remain ever beautified,