I’ve been studying the martial art, Aikido, for a little over a decade now.
Occasionally, after class, my Sensei will tell us “What you learned tonight is just a tiny drop in the bucket. In the grand scheme of this art tonight wasn’t much. But one day you’ll look at your bucket and see it’s filled up. What you are learning will start to accumulate and you’ll need a new, bigger bucket.”
When I started taking classes I felt like I would never “get” this art. But with persistence and patience it all started to take hold. I’m no longer the green student I was on that first day over a decade ago.
Now I’m a black belt.
My first bucket filled up but I have a new, bigger one to fill up now.