“A jug fills drop by drop.”
Like the saying, “a thousand mile journey begins with one step”, this quote reminds us of the many single steps it takes to fill or fulfill something, like a jug. We cannot expect to gain great knowledge overnight. We cannot expect to achieve great skill overnight. A drop, as insignificant as it may seem, will add up with other drops to inevitably fill an entire jug.
We can use the drop metaphor for anything in our lives. Each drop can be a day that we work towards a goal. Each drop can be a word we learn of a new language. Or it can be a dollar we pay towards debt or a towards a new house. It can be a scale or song we learn to play, or a kind word or gesture towards those around us.
Each drop will fill our jug and we can stand back and enjoy what we’ve filled it with.