Very rarely is it sink or swim. Most of the time people put their toe in the water to test the water. This is the same with everything else. Before you are given everything you want you are tested with a little. Take money for example. If you have a little bit of money, manage it properly, and make a return then it becomes a lot. This is true for everything else to. If you take care of things you will be given more things.
Love things and things will love you back.