I was reading an article called “How to invest even if you’re treading water financially” via Get Rich Slowly and a certain part jumped out at me (bolding and links mine):
“Don’t despise small beginnings.
The first steps in any endeavor are humble. Gustave Eiffel, famous today for his tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty, started as an unpaid assistant in a foundry. Setting aside $10 a month might feel meaningless: “What difference can that ever make?” That’s wrong. It makes a difference in many ways:
- It breaks the ice. You’ll never again wrestle with the question: Should I start?
- It forms a base: It is easier to add a dollar to an existing savings account than it is to start with just one dollar.
- It creates a habit.
- And best of all, it sets in motion the power of compound interest.”