Some people can’t stand small change, they call it things like ‘shrapnel’ and ‘junk’. Then there are those who were admonished to “look after the pennies” in order to ensure prosperity.

I come somewhere between the two; some days I like small change, other days I think it’s a nuisance. Either way, I know it’s there, and I can’t ignore it.

In life, it’s the same. The pile of dough you set your sights on seems too far away. When you have a big ambition, it’s hard to see how small steps will eventually lead you to it.

But small change generates bigger change. It’s exponential; like compound interest, small changes grow ever more rapidly.

Though keeping the bigger picture or the end-point in view is important, it can be daunting, so never lose sight of how important small change is.