Whenever we are faced with new challenges and unfamiliar tasks, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin. What do you do in order to keep your head above water and put a smile back on your face?
We suggest you think of a massive elephant as representing your challenging issues at hand. Now, how would you proceed if you had to eat that elephant? (Don’t worry, it’s simply a powerful image and not an endorsement of cruelty to animals!). The answer, of course, is: “one bite at a time …”.
By chunking things down into small, manageable bites we are able to get a grip on what we can do rather than focus on the immensity of the task at hand. Sometimes it’s simply taking that first “bite” which gets us going on the path towards fulfillment and success. Once momentum is created, the journey becomes not only possible but also energizing. Try for yourself and see how you can flex and develop the muscles to “eat an elephant” each day!
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