I think the phrase “with every peck the chicken gets fed” is a fitting term to describe all those small things in life which over time can add up.
For example someone I know said to me today “I wont do design jobs for less than €250, they are just not worth it, I would rather do jobs for €2500, but there is not many big jobs these days”.
This person was on one hand complaining that the smaller jobs were beneath him and on the other hand moainng about not having enough work.
I responded…..”with every peck the chicken gets fed!”
1. Something is better than nothing
2. If you do many small jobs, then you will, like the chicken get fed
Peck Peck Peck goes the chicken.
We could all learn from that.