How To Eat An Elephant

Day 235/365: You want the short or the long answer?

Even if you were to have a huge appetite, like I usually do, you’d still be unable to eat an entire elephant in one sitting. Assuming you’re into elephant meat. Which I hope you’re not. But for keeping the story short and the teachings clear, we’ll use the elephant for our example.

So tell me, how do you eat an elephant?

Short answer: one pound at the time.

Long answer: you can’t accomplish anything in life overnight. Things take time. Things will give you stomach aches. Things will make you vomit. The general rule is, when this happens, take a step back and look at the things that are making you sick. Maybe you took a bigger bite of the elephant than you’re supposed to. Maybe you’re eating it too fast.

When you’re feeling you’re going too fast in life, you’re probably simply going too fast. Take a break, breathe, stop eating or, if you’re still eating, take smaller bites, even smaller portion.

The elephant will still be there for you to eat when you wake up the next morning. Don’t rush it. Savour it and enjoy it.

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