small beginnings…

24 04 2009

Here we are, on day 2. Last time, we gave you an assignment… remember?

Sure you do; but, for the benefit of anyone just joining in, who may not have read the Post on day 1, we suggested going and finding a penny and putting it in a safe place where you will not touch it for the next 30 days; and, the homework assignment was to go out, today, and find 2 pennies, and put them in the same safe place.

So, you should, now, have a total of 3 pennies in your collection, doesn’t that just thrill you all to pieces. In fact, you can take your little piggy bank (or whatever you are storing them in) and rattle it around and you can almost hear the money, inside, growing. Well, realistically, you should be starting to get excited, because great things have always started from small beginnings.

The Living Bible tells us, in Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise this small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin”.

A few years ago, there was an article written, about the mighty Fraser River, running through the heart of British Columbia and emptying out into the Pacific Ocean, just south of Vancouver; at which point, the river is nearly a kilometer wide and deep enough to form very strong undercurrents, that have been known to pull even the strongest of swimmers under. The river flows so fast that any vessels on the surface would be dragged out to sea if they were not, either, anchored down, or running their engines, with propellers engaged at a speed that will allow them to stay in one place.

The interesting thing about the article was, that the author traced the river back to it’s origin and discovered, that there were several smaller rivers feeding into it; likewise, they had several smaller streams trickling into them; and, at the very beginning, of these streams, were glaciers; that were melting and the water was dripping, little by little, into the stream.

The point here is, to not despise small beginnings. If someone was to watch those droplets falling to the ground, they would not expect the mighty torrent that would, eventually, be produced.

If you are paying attention, you may notice, that this river didn’t depend, completely, on one single source; but, many streams, which were started by many small points of water droplets. So, how does this apply to our lesson?

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”, which simply means “do not put all your trust in one single source of income”. No, we are not saying you need to go out and get a whole bunch of jobs, that’s just being foolish; you need to learn how to work SMARTER not HARDER.

It is our intention to show you how you can have multiple sources of income, without burning yourself out; and, without spending a small fortune to get there. Don’t misunderstand us now, you cannot make money without spending money, and you must put in an effort to make it work; but, the amount you spend, should be proportionate, to what you can reasonably afford; and, the time spent is likewise.

Remember, we told you in the beginning, that we are not after your money, in fact, we do not even want it, we are simply sharing, with you, some concepts that, when applied properly, will produce the desired results.

We will go into more detail on these in a later Post; for now, we want you to think about what you just read, and start preparing for tomorrow’s assignment. For this assignment, you need to go find 4 pennies, and put them in your safe place, and come back tomorrow, for our next lesson.

Catch ya on the flip side!

 

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