Lots of applications and connotations to this idea.
You “chip away” when you use an ax to cut down a tree; rough living can “chip away” at your health; frivolous spending can “chip away” at your savings.
The thought came to mind for me tonight with the idea of chipping away at my to-list. It’s pretty darn long and it just seems to keep getting longer. This situation is a o much so that I end up shifting things more than DOING things.
Tuesday night was a fresh start at the idea of chipping away, a little each time I have an opportunity.
Will try again in the morning and see how it goes. Bottom Line: Don’t be dismayed at distraction. Chip away, get things done bit by bit or chunk by chunk, but keep moving forward.